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Posted: 2/8/2013 5:00 PM

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http://espn.go.com/espn/story/...ger-damage-done

This link will take you to the story of George Visger and his problems after playing in the NFL.

All I can say is...wow!
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Posted: 2/8/2013 5:10 PM

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I though this was an ad for cheap overseas viagra from the subject line.
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  • redright
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Posted: 2/8/2013 9:33 PM

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Troublesome.  He puts all the blame on the NFL because they have the money. No responsibility on himself, his attitude, his high school or college years or the reported congenital weakness.  A tragedy, no doubt, but not one for which the NFL is solely culpable. Hard to say who is the culpable party.  Seems a half-dozen qualify for that.  Any difference with Muhammed Ali? Any other serious contact, high impact sport?
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Posted: 2/9/2013 10:43 AM

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Agreed red, but it smacks as to what happens to some of these guys after football.

The part about Walsh not even visiting him after surgery or even sending a card was poignent.

When you look at the ex roiders like Mike Webster, etc whose lives fell apart because of their dedication and cheating to be the best...it's just a disclaimer on the sport we all follow.

Then you look at Marino, Howie Long and the other media guys...and there's a big difference.

The league has a group suing it and we are hearing more and more about the effects of playing in the nfl in the media.  Bigger guys, bigger cheaters, bigger money...noidea

The fact is, this guy's really screwed up.
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  • PeterB58
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Posted: 2/9/2013 11:43 AM

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As much as the players and the league give lip-service to improving player safety...and they are making some improvements...at the end of the day, players want to play and coaches want to win. See, RG3.
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  • DG624
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Posted: 2/11/2013 4:37 PM

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Very disturbing and something I have been thinking about for years.  How can we as fans support the distruction of the players?  There is no way to make football safe unless you remove the helmet to helmet contact and all contact to the head. 

The coaches, especially H.S. coaches are a big part of the problem.  The sport tends to attract the sadistic personality and young players don't know the truth and have great difficulty in refusing to do the idiotic training...playing with no water, using the head to block or tackle, celebrating big hits and trying to destroy the other team.  All of these sadistic practices must end.
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