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.