|Seau via NESN and another's Instant Opinion|
I mean, these athletes get MRIs at the drop of a hat when they're playing, right? I think it can even happen during the same game in which they sustained an injury to determine if they have a fracture or ligament damage. So why aren't they receiving top flight medical care after their playing days are over? Are they really so disposable? What kind of insurance do they get through the league or the player's union?
The truly frightening prospect would be if the NFL knew there was link between the repeated blows to the head and subsequent health outcomes, had done a cost-benefit analysis, and decided it was in their interest to leave the players to work it out on their own later. I hope Mr. Goodell and the league have the best interests of their players at heart, and that we won't see any other players dying to make a point, if that is indeed what is happening.
I started writing before researching, always a risky proposition, but part of what I do here is rattle off an impression then circle around to see if it bears scrutiny. (Hence, blogger, not journalist. Caveat emptor, right?) So the first article I turned to happened to be this one, and it seems at least some reporters have the same concerns and questions I do.