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More than 30 NFL players have in recent years been diagnosed with CTE, a condition once known as "punch drunk" because it affected boxers who had taken multiple blows to the head. Last year, some 4,000 retired players filed lawsuits against the league over its alleged failure to protect players from brain injuries.
people that hurt there spine and head in nfl obviously place the hardness of the hit over the accuracy, and effectiveness of the hit, which says to me they deserve a darwin award. to me its common sense to want to place the importance of skill, agility and awareness over strength, but i guess when your teachers passed you through school so you could play in the big game your brain is not challenged ever and there fore common sense does not come so easy.(oh yeah im sure the roids dont help either) tackling and hitting is a integral part of football, if players want to play football, and not master the art of there trade its on them, it does not mean that the sport is any tougher, it only means that people are not as smart in the nfl as in other sports. but this is america you dont get payed millions for being smart.