Following a questionable “bounty” scandal in New Orleans and sad event of Junior Seau’s untimely dying, player safety continues to be the subject lately.
While nobody is ever going to understand what was dealing with Junior’s mind on that fateful day, one needs to question why someone who had apparently everything, would take their own existence.
Was Junior struggling with severe depression triggered by mind injuries/concussions sustained while playing football?
I believe it’s a powerful possibility.
Which begs the question: Also if the National football league do about player safety?
Within an interview with Serta Fouts around the evening before Junior Seau’s funeral, he spoke to Clark Judge of CBSSports.com speaking about player safety. “Instead of money”, Fouts said “I think the punishment ought to be (removing) playing time”.
Rodney Harrison had once stated he would plan for fines, stating that “it was the price of doing business” however, once he was suspended, that’s what got his attention.
A couple of 1000 dollars is really a drop within the bucket for any player making huge amount of money. Maybe like 20 dollars to me and you so an excellent doesn’t do much.
As I love the violence of the overall game, I believe player safety factors are extremely important too. Obviously, there isn’t any method in which injuries could be 100% removed, many of them could be reduced.
I’m all to take away playing time in addition to a hefty acceptable for striking another player irresponsibly, particularly with the helmet.
Former Saints defensive lineman Anthony Hargove describes inside a sworn statement how he was relayed through ex-defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and current New Orleans assistant mind coach Joe Vitt to deny the presence of a bounty program to National football league researchers.
Inside a document acquired Monday through the Connected Press, Hargrove appreciates he behaved on Williams' and Vitt's instructions to "play dumb" if requested whether he was conscious of bounties being positioned on former Minnesota quarterback Favre Fined or other player.
The declaration doesn't get into specifics, however, about precisely what Hargrove understood or would never know concerning the bounty enter in New Orleans, and for your reason it is a place of contention between your National football league and also the National football league Gamers Association.
In the union's perspective, Hargrove's statement doesn't state that he lied to anybody, nor will it condition he or other Saints took part in a bounty program that offered cash bonuses for hits that hurt specific competitors.
The National football league, by comparison, has stated that Hargrove's words acknowledge the presence of a bounty program and reveal that Hargrove initially lied to National football league researchers about this.
In explaining Hargrove's declaration a week ago, Mary Jo Whitened, an old U.S. attorney hired through the National football league to examine its analysis, stated the ball player, "appreciates the character from the program and the participation inside it, and, which is usually the thrust from the declaration, he was told to lie about this, and that he did as he was requested about this this year through the National football league researchers."
Hargrove, presently with Eco-friendly Bay, was certainly one of four gamers who received headgear of numerous measures regarding the the bounty probe. Hargrove was suspended eight games, Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma for the whole season, Saints defensive finish Will Cruz for four games and Cleveland linebacker Scott Fujita for 3 games.
Vilma's attorney, Peter Ginsberg known as the NFL's portrayal of Hargrove's statement "misleading."