Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by NewsBot, May 20, 2014.
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Certainly possible and in some cases probable. But I notice the players take none of the responsibility.
On this mornings show Mike and Mike, I was listening as I came into work. Mike Golic was making that point. He told stories of players begging and threatening team doctors to get pills and to be allowed back on the field. So this is NOT one way.
I wonder if they're gonna sue other players for pressuring them to "play through it". It's gonna be hard to sort out the actual number of times a team intentionally misled it's players and how many times the players were determined to get back on the field.
We can go ahead and retire the old phrase that is usually associated with players from the past, "They played for the love of the game."
Yet you talk to many of them who are crippled now and from everything I have read not a lot of them truly regret it; and many of them said that even if they had known they still would have done the same thing. Amazing when you think about it.
Players putting pressure on players to sacrifice their long-term health isn't illegal (but should be stamped out as part of the NFL culture).
Begging the doctors to give them drugs isn't illegal. (Threatening presumably would be).
Doctors illegally obtaining and administering drugs to players? Doctors lying to players about their medical condition? Those things are illegal.
Give me a break. You can love the game more than life itself: you can and should still be infuriated to learn after the fact that team doctors lied to you about your leg being broken.
Players putting pressure on someone is laughable. they all wear big boy pants. Even in HS after a separated shoulder diagnosed by our trainer that was a licensed physician I went and got 2 other opinions because I wanted to play. These guys own their bodies and while I feel there may have been some negligence by outside forces it was THEIR bodies and they have enough money to seek medical advice. If you are being told that you are suffering from a sprained ankle and the pain with it does not subside after a couple of weeks one needs to take things into their own hands. Trying to sue so long after the fact smacks of desperation.
And what does being infuriated have to do with wanting to get paid now? These guys are just upset that the big money wasn't around when they played. Had they been able to hold out for million dollar pay days during their era they would have.
Well your narrowing it down to a lie and a leg broke. No one believes there was abunch of football players being tricked intp playing football when their bones was broken.