NFL at a crossroads with concussion issue
HARTFORD, Conn. — We know there is more than enough courage around to sustain the NFL. We know there is more than enough testosterone, painkillers and, if need be, performance-enhancing drugs to keep the game running through Super Bowl MD … with or without the consent of sober and caring MDs.
What we don’t know is if there is enough courage to profoundly change the NFL. What we don’t know is if there ever would be enough wisdom, penetrating judgment and fortitude to kill the game as we know it before it kills off its too-willing warriors.
As tragic as the suicide of Junior Seau is, it would be entirely disingenuous to call it a wakeup call. The wakeup call was sounded long ago and continues to ring in a nation’s ears with every lawsuit filed by the more than 1,500 former players who claim the NFL hid the danger of
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