(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist Proof that the NFL really does care about the health of its players was offered up Wednesday by commissioner Roger Goodell with the announcement of a $30 million grant to study brain injuries.
Proof that the NFL really doesn't care about its players is spelled out in recent court filings arguing against compensation for thousands of former players suffering from dementia and other issues after years of absorbing blows to the head on the field.
Take your pick. If there's one thing Goodell and NFL owners have shown in recent years is that they're not afraid to use the power of America's favorite sports league to do pretty much what they want no matter the issue.
That's not always a bad thing for fans, at least those whose taxes aren't subsidizing their local NFL stadium. Opening week alone offers a smorgasbord of football delights with the promise of much more to come. America can't get enough of the NFL, and the league is ...