did Roger Goodell even play pop warner?
i bet he played soccer growing up instead
He Captained his HS football, basketball and baseball teams. An injury kept him from playing in college. What did you do?
Goodell's whole campaign that he can somehow make a collision sport safe is laughablly dangerous. Anyoen who has ever strapped on shoulder pads in Pop Warner knows it's by defintition a violent game. You know and accept those risks. But your point is even more daming. To not give NFL retirees the best medical care plan as a given with the money the NFL makes is really an obscenity. If you took,say, $28 million in 2012 you could cover a whole bunch of those guys rather than pay this dolt such a ridiculous sum.
What do you expect him to do?
He is trying to protect an 11 billion dollar (and growing) business.
He is fighting a losing battle. Players willingly admit that they will/have gone back into the game after a concussion. Or throw a fit, like Jason Witten, a year ago when blocked from returning. Yet, he is ripped by current players he is trying to protect from living a life with concussion symptoms. All the while, of the 1200 living former NFL players, 33% are apart of the concussion law suit. Are you sure they accept the risks?
I do not disagree with the your healthcare point, but where are all the player contributions for health care? They receive in the neighborhood of 4 billion a year in salary. If they give 5%, every year, that would dwarf what Goodell is paid yearly. Take care of their own.
I find it amusing that Goodell is ripped for an issue (concussions) Tags and Rozelle ignored or hid.