The results are now so conclusive, about football and brain injury, that no responsible parent should even consider allowing their child to play such a violent and destructive game. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a brain disease caused by repeated blows to the brain. In boxing it is known as ‘punch drunk’. If you want to know what it is, and how it acts, just think about Alzheimer’s Disease. Having spent years dealing with the ravages of the disease, why one earth would a parent allow a child to greatly increase their chances of developing a disease which is basically the same thing?
I was listening to a report about high school and college football. Evidently the preventative measures used by the NFL are not being required for young people. Now we know why that aging high school football hero drinks so much and is erratic. It’s brain damage. The same thing holds true with former college players.
If we were talking about a parent beating a child in the head, that would be abuse. The parent would be in jail, and rightly so. What is happening to kids, playing football, when they hit in the head, is the same thing. It is abuse. Granted, I detest football. But, this goes beyond my prejudice against the game. This is about protecting a person’s child.
Maybe there is a very good reason so many former college football players are such failures in life. How long is this going to be allowed to continue? Don’t even expect it to change. It’s all about very big bucks. Who cares if a kid’s life is ruined?