Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 5/3/12
I became a believer today.                  Not in the potential of a draftee.  Not in the justice system of Roger Goodell.  Not even in the beauty of the game of football. No…I became a believer in the sheer power of head trauma in the NFL.  I became a believer in the bad side of the NFL, for maybe the first time in my life. I’ve always been a fan of hard-hitting football.  I love the sound of pads crunching, the helmets scratching against each other, and the cleats taking off across the grass, the shoes of a predator hunting its prey.  All these sounds were simply my senses demonstrating how tough of a game football actually is. With the death of Junior Seau today, everything changed.  Whether or not his death by apparent suicide can be linked definitively to a deteriorating mental state caused by head trauma from his days in the NFL remains to be seen.  But nobody can deny that it is a possibility, and a strong one at that. Seau’s tragic death is the second such death in less t
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