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Monday, November 4th, 2013
American professional football is now recognized as a violent game, not only by critics, but by its own admission. The NFL (the team owners) settled a huge lawsuit for players who suffered concussions and committed funds to researching the effects of the sport on retired players’ health. The fact that retired players chose to die by suicide, a decision driven in large part by the brain damage they suffered, speaks volumes about the sport.
Players privileged to play at the professional level have groomed their playing skills from childhood through high school and college and endured years of boys’ locker room antics where social skills are honed. It’s possibly the most masculine, aggressive environment of all workplaces (military as an equal). Do we expect respect to be part of that cutthroat competitive environment?
Tags: Gary Namie, Jonathan Martin, Miami Dolphins, NFL, NFLPA, Richie Icognito, workplace bullying
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