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originally posted by: hillbilly4rent
All I can add is, the players go into it knowing the risk and the possible outcomes. It's their choice to play and get paid.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Edumakated
But I wonder how much of that outgrowth you talk about is truly the training and how much of it is fueled by performance enhancers?
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: one4all
Again though, these are people who make hundreds of thousands to millions ... far more than most average people can claim. If they handle that money wisely, they should be more than taken care of even with the shorter active career time in the NFL itself.
Why are treating this as if they are all poorly compensated wage slaves? They aren't.
originally posted by: one4all
This is about compensation....if we want to watch the sport the sport needs to take care of the men providing the entertainment...Evil Knevil was also an entertainer...rock stars are entertainers and more of them end up burned out from dope than NFLers who end up with life altering concussion impacts.
This is about RECOGNISNG what post-concussion syndrome is.....many millions of people suffer from concussion related symptoms every single year which go absolutely unrecognised or are attributed to other things mistakenly.
The emotional rollorcoaster which can show up is scary...the violence can be deadly...the depression can kill.....the personality changes can end marriages and relationships.
In November 2010, Donovan McNabb signed a blockbuster contract extension. A six-time Pro Bowler with the Eagles, McNabb had been traded to Washington that spring. His new deal was completed just days before his 34th birthday, and the widely reported terms—five years, $78 million, with incentives that could push that compensation as high as $88 million—were at the time among the most lucrative for quarterbacks, the NFL’s most expensive position. Fletcher Smith, McNabb’s agent, seemed delighted by the prospects of the new deal. “Now,” Smith said, “he doesn’t have to focus or concentrate on what next year will bring.” But there would be no next year. After the 2010 season ended, McNabb never collected another cent from that contract.
The true details tucked inside McNabb’s deal would be revealed days later. It turned out that nothing beyond the current season was guaranteed, and Washington had a team option on the five remaining years of the pact. That never came into play; McNabb was traded to the Vikings on the eve of training camp the following summer, and was out of the league for good once Minnesota waived him that December. What was left of his Washington megadeal simply voided, as if it had never existed.
The particulars of McNabb’s contract might have been unique, but the broader narrative—the gaudy, headline-grabbing numbers that turn out to be completely ephemeral—remains a common phenomenon in the modern NFL, where contracts are not fully guaranteed.