Following the death of Junior Seau, the NFL once again finds itself at the middle of a debate that some believe will be the downfall of the National Football League. That debate, of course, is, how liable is the NFL in regard to former players' ongoing struggles following their years in the league?
There has been a number of major figures on both sides of the debate. Some say that the NFL knew about the consequences of repeated concussions and they simply ignored the dangers. Others argue that players understand there are inherent risks for anyone playing professional football.
In the interest of full disclosure of potential biases, I'm a member of the latter group, and apparently, Cris Carter agrees with that viewpoint. During the first part of an Outside the Lines special series, Carter acknowledged that he knew that there were risks he signed up for when he entered the league.
"I can’t blame the NFL for every issue that every former player in the NFL has."
I realize that the NF...