Kill ‘Em Hard: Big Hits, Bad Behavior Paralyze Future of NFL (Part Two)

June 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Continued from Part One
Juice It Up
The attribute of steroid abuse has also played a large role in player deaths and permanent disabling injury.  Since its inception in 1931, there have been over 1,500 fatalities resulting from participation in organized football.   
That’s right; many retired NFL players are dying from a never-ending plethora of hits that they have received on the field.  The average NFL career lasts about four years and the injuries experienced by players are often permanent, cause severe pain, and require life-long treatment.     
To add insult to injury (pun intended) let’s take a look at the role of steroids in this scenario.  Players juice to get bigger and faster, so they can hit harder and better—essentially to hurt opposing players.  This is one aspect of the sport that should be addressed immediately. 
First of all, players should use their god-given abiliti...

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