In his latest investigative piece, he highlights why it really is a crime how so many colleges exploit their student athletes.
And on a related matter, Chris Borland, a 24-year old football player starting out on a promising career with an NFL team, has decided that the risk of brain injury is just not worth it and is walking away from the game to go back to school and get a graduate degree. It must have not been easy to walk away from so much money.
That is a good sign and I hope the beginning of a trend. The evidence of brain injury due to repeated blows to the head is so great that football should be viewed like boxing. For that matter, I can’t believe that people still watch boxing or mixed martial arts fights where there is not even the pretense that the purpose of the ‘sport’ is not to beat other people up. What is it that makes people enjoy such a gruesome sight?
I admit that when I was a boy, during the Muhammad Ali era, I followed boxing. But as I slowly realized what it does to the fighters, I quit watching.