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Please Sign: NFL: Don't Penalize Players Who Need Time Off After Head Injuries

Health & Wellness  (tags: CTE, NFL, head injuries, concussions, early retirement, Chris Borland, adrian Coxson, Patrick Willis, Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI )

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Now that the devastating consequences of repeated concussions have been confirmed, some NFL players are not willing to take such serious health risks. But some players are being penalized for taking time off after head injuries.


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Animae C (507)
Wednesday September 16, 2015, 9:11 pm

Thanx Susan

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Thursday September 17, 2015, 2:23 am

I have a better idea - DO AWAY WITH FOOTBALL ENTIRELY.
Too many injuries, starting with young people in High School and College; and "College Sports" have NOTHING to do with getting an education.
Big Business hires "disposable" Human Beings JUST LIKE ROMAN GLADIATOR "SPORTS".
ABOLISH PRO FOOTBALL, it is not healthy, not for the spectators either, who consume too much junk food!

Ben O (135)
Thursday September 17, 2015, 4:02 am
Signed for You, Susan. But I can't say that I give a shit about NFL, sorry.

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 17, 2015, 5:57 am
Signed and noted.

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 17, 2015, 7:15 am
Signed-thx Susan

Mary T (356)
Thursday September 17, 2015, 7:45 am
Thank you Susan - signed, noted and shared

Laurel B (30)
Thursday September 17, 2015, 9:15 am
signed and noted

Sonia Minwer Barakat Reque (59)
Thursday September 17, 2015, 2:15 pm
S&N;thanks for sharing

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday September 18, 2015, 12:16 pm
Signed, but copied BMutiny's comments. . . !

There is way too much money in footy and players are paid way too much. . . could be better spent.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Friday September 18, 2015, 8:59 pm

Heidi Aubrey (4)
Friday September 18, 2015, 10:01 pm
Signed and noted.

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Saturday September 19, 2015, 5:06 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Saturday September 19, 2015, 6:41 am
S&N, Thanks

Liv B (0)
Saturday September 19, 2015, 6:54 am
Signed.....and with a comment similar to B's. Thanks Susan.

Joanne Dixon (37)
Saturday September 19, 2015, 1:14 pm
BMutiny, certainly you are right, and as AniMae points out elsewhere, at least our boys can wear helmets - rugby players don't.

My only hesitation is that sports - not just football - is one of the few ways that young men of color can find some acceptance and earn a decent living. I am concerned about choking off an avenue that does have one redeeming feature for the leaset privileged.

Of course - with humans being as they are - it probably isn't going to happen anyway.

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday September 19, 2015, 1:44 pm
Signed and noted.

Birgit W (160)
Saturday September 19, 2015, 1:48 pm

Anne K (139)
Saturday September 19, 2015, 6:20 pm
Signed. Thanks, Susan.

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday September 19, 2015, 6:47 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you, Susan.

S J (124)
Saturday September 19, 2015, 7:12 pm
thanks Susan.

Rugby has been playing for much longer time than US football and without any protection at all, why head injury rarely a case (or nobody collects those record)? i have been wondering. if it is so dangerous, why not ban the sport?

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Saturday September 19, 2015, 8:49 pm
Petition signed. Thank you

Fran F (116)
Sunday September 20, 2015, 12:46 am
I am no fan of football, but head injuries caused by the game should be taken seriously, and time off should be mandatory. I didn't like it that the popularity of football started edging out baseball in the 1960's, as it was much more brutal and gladiatorial. Signed and shared September 19, 2015, noted now. Thanks, Susan.

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday September 20, 2015, 5:04 am
Perfect timely, I had just placed an article on about these head injuries so gladly signed this petition and added the link to this petition onto the thread of my article. If people would like to learn more you can go to.
87 out of 91 Deceased NFL Football Players had Brain Disease

I've never attended a game of football nor watched it on TV, it seems to rough a game and I'm really not into getting my "fun" times watching others get hurt. I'm glad I've in no way contributed towards this.

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 20, 2015, 9:12 am
Sports shouldn't be professional at all.
People miss the point of athletics and sports...

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Sunday September 20, 2015, 4:42 pm
signed and noted thanks

Sheila D (28)
Sunday September 20, 2015, 10:10 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Susan.

. (0)
Tuesday September 22, 2015, 1:13 am

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 3, 2015, 1:16 am
Even though they do this of their own free will, what a waste. It's modern day gladiator mentality. Those fans, that bring in the money, keep it going. I wish all so-called "sports" that are rough, were outlawed. Signed the above petition and others. Thanks Susan.

Eileen S (52)
Thursday October 8, 2015, 10:15 am
signed and noted September 19th

MmAway M (522)
Thursday October 8, 2015, 8:58 pm
S&N already with a TY Susan!
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