The NFL’s Bad News Is a Good Sign

November 9, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Bullying. Racism. Fraud. Domestic violence. DUI. Depression. Dementia. Suicide. Murder.
Welcome to the NFL in 2013, where the TV lights have never been brighter, the on-field product has never been glitzier and the off-field picture, it seems, has never been darker.
At every level of the NFL, from players to owners, appalling stories and shocking scandals have rocked the league. The misdeeds of professional footballers aren't just sports news—they are news.
Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez dealt the league the biggest blow to its image and integrity when he was arrested and charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd. 
In the last two weeks, the Miami Dolphins' entire organization has faced a media firestorm following the harassment, hazing and bullying of Jonathan Martin by fellow offensive lineman Richie Incognito and several other teammates.
The league itself was sued by a group of 4,500 former players who accused the NFL of "con...

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