Discussion: To what extent should there be something of a caveat emptor/buyer beware when someone chooses to professionally play football in the NFL?
The NFL has been dealing with the after-effects of football players who have sustained repeated head injuries/concussions. Many retired NFL players have faced neurological issues, depression, and higher instances of Alzheimer’s disease. Many of these retired players have filed lawsuits against the league. The NFL paid nearly $1 billion to retired players who had suffered brain injuries and has provided an additional $10 million to fund brain injury research and safety/education programs. As more information about playing football and brain injuries has become available, some players are choosing to retire early and parents are faced with the dilemma of trying to balance the risk from playing football with their children’s desire to play.
1. To what extent should there be something of a caveat emptor/buyer beware when someone chooses to professionally play football in the NFL?
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