The NFL Lawsuit

I see that 2000 former NFL players have filed suit against the NFL because they were (allegedly) permanently injured as a result of their playing football.  And the NFL knew all about it but did nothing.

OK, I get it.  You guys played football, a known risky behavior, for millions of dollars, and now you have decided to sue to squeeze out a few more dollars.

I’m not a fan of professional football, so I have no dog in this fight, but if you are a fan, you need to be very afraid of this lawsuit.

No problem, I’ll spell it out for you:  This is how it started with tobacco.  People who engaged in known risky behavior (inhaling tobacco smoke) and paid the price for their actions, successfully sued and legislated tobacco companies out of business.

It took a while, but it worked.

If this NFL lawsuit is successful, the NFL (and, by association of risky behavior, the NHL, too, I betcha) is finished.


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