Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 2/7/13
Deion-sanders
Over the recent year the injury lawsuit issue in football has been a touchy subject; especially with players that have suffered from the results of concussions.The league has taken players safety so seriously when it comes to head and neck injuries that rule changes have made players bodies more susceptible for career ending injuries. Look at all the knee injuries now.Some players have even taken it as far as admitting to targeting other body parts due to the fact they do not want to get fined or suspended for making contact to the head region.How much safer has football really become with all the recent rule changes?The recent suicide death of All-Time great linebacker Junior Seau serves as a prime example.  His brain was donated to science and some link all the hits he suffered throughout the years of football may to his death.Whether that is true or not is still left to be questioned; one thing that is for sure is that the world lost a great person.It's life, things are always going to happen that there are not any explanations for; but does that give the doctors a right to link the game to his death?The first thing that is taught about football at a young age is that it is a dangerous sport, and there is a chance you can get injured.Guys that play football generally start playing at a young age; so what proof is there that says that the NFL is guilty for all these symptoms that players are experiencing?Why do players feel they have the right to sue the employer for issues they are having now in life that has been building up since they were children?Deion Sanders is 100 percent right with the comments he has made on this subject.The only reason he is being criticized is because he is speaking the truth; and the truth hurts.Sanders played football during an era when the rules on hitting and tackling were not as penalty drawing as they are now.Granted the fact that Sanders could not tackle the dummy in practice; there were still some hard hitters when he played and there were not near the injuries that are happening now.The players need to understand that the more suits get filed; the more rules that will be made. With the more rules that are made the more overall injuries will keep going up.When there is nowhere to tackle a player on his body because the league is scared of a law suit; what happens next....Flag Football. Nobody has time for a game of friendly flag football. At least the league could keep their logo National Flag League.
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