>he was one of over 5,000 players to receive over $900 million in settlement money.
This line is confusing me.. He didn't receive 900 mil did he? They mean that money was dispersed among 5000 guys?
Either way, stop bitching dude. You got to live the dream of playing professional sports, you got your money. Just herp derp your way to the bank and put it to rest.
Why is this even an issue? People knew boxers' brains went to shit long before football was nationally popular.
He was drafted by the Cubs, that's why he wishes he didn't play the NFL, he just regrets picking football over baseball.
Most real niggas don't wanna hack it in the minors for at least 3 years making 60k a year getting yelled at by drunk white trash in a small town. They'd rather take an NFL rookie contract and live it up in the city with the boys.
Not at all. The NFL talent pool is going to shit (just look at the lack of pocket passing QBs) and the overall quality of play has gone down.
That plus all the rampant refball and commercial bloat will make it easy to forget about the NFL when it finally is relegated ~NHL tier.
>talent pool going to shit
>A lot of the top receivers this year are 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year players
>Carr and Bortles already on the verge of becoming top QBs
>Winston and Mariota had some of the best seasons ever by rookie QBs (and Mariota's would have been even better if he didn't get hurt
>First EVER all pro at 2 positions is a second year player.
I could go on, but I don't want to waste that much time on (you)
it's funny you don't hear shit about boxing or ufc, or hell even sports like hockey. the coverups were scummy and the nfl does tons of shady shit, but sometimes I feel like hipsters are really just mad its popular
Because you make shit money traveling all around the south in a bus. Unless you're good, or genuinely enjoy baseball, I feel like the minors suck. Going out and drinking with the lads on the road seems like it would get old.
I'd take that over the high probability of losing various function before I'm 40
it's hubris that really does these players in though
you can play for over a decade in the NFL and be fine as long as you play smart rather than hard
unfortunately playing hard seems like the only way some of these guys can keep their jobs
Mixed martial art fighters and boxers aim for the jaw not the forehead. UFC fighters rarely get concussions.
The controversy is that the high tech football helmet doesn't do shit for brain protection. It might even make matters worse like padded boxing gloves.
>ever becoming popular in murica
EVERY 4 years we get to hear it from all you fags
"GUYS THIS IS THE YEAR! PEOPLE ARE HYPE FOR WORLD CUP! SOCCER WILL BE GREAT IN A FEW YEARS!"
>end of cup
>MLS CHAMPIONSHIP games are viewed less then fucking Friday night high school games
no one gives a shit about soccer in murica.
>wahhh muh refball
soccer has shown to have one of the most CORRUPT governing bodies in the history of fucking EVER. The best part is the only reason the corruption was even dragged out of the dark was because fifa was dumb enough to put money in the US.
Shontayne Hape: My battle with concussion
>The club sent me to the Montpellier Hospital for scans. Sitting in a dark room with electrodes attached to my head looking a big blue screen, I felt like a patient in a psychiatric hospital.
>I was told to count in my head while doctors monitored my brain function. I did tests for memory and vision. They show me seven or eight pictures of, say, a tree, couch, bird or a bike. When they turned the page and asked me what I'd just seen I could only remember one or two things. The specialist showed me on chart the average score for someone with a normal brain. My score was just above someone with learning difficulties.The specialist explained that my brain was so traumatised, had swollen so big that even just getting a tap to the body would knock me out.
>TRYING TO learn again is a challenge. I can remember things that happened a long time ago but things that happened yesterday, names, numbers and stuff, I constantly forget.
>Growing up I used to wonder what was wrong with my granddad when he couldn't remember things. I'm not a granddad, I'm in my 30s. I've got the concentration span of a little kid. My oldest son can sit at the table and do stuff for hours. When I do my university assignments I struggle. Half an hour and that's me.