Originally written on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 11/9/14

ATLANTA - AUGUST 13: Antone Smith of the Atlanta Falcons is tackled by Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs at Georgia Dome on August 13, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
It seems like the NFL cannot catch a break. On Saturday, December 1st, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher buried nine bullets in the body of his girlfriend and daughter's mother, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and in front of head coach Romeo Crennel and general manager Scott Pioli, put another gun to his head and pulled the trigger. In the early hours of Saturday morning, it was the Dallas Cowboys who were struck by tragedy. Josh Brent, allegedly intoxicated, hit a curb, and the car he was driving flipped. His passenger, teammate Jerry Brown was dead, and Brent has now been charged with vehicular manslaughter. While the scope of tragedy isn't likely to be as intense, acute, or damaging as it has been recently, disasters are not something new to the modern NFL. We had Junior Seau, a beacon of life and energy, commit suicide last spring. We had BountyGate, an program run by the defense of the New Orleans Saints, where players where paid for injuring other players in a...
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