As I understand later this year in Philadelphia a federal class suit will address brain injuries in football.
Football teams are big companies. The NFL acts as a cartel. Add in youth football programs, which at some high schools and colleges bill themselves as money-making operations with unpaid workers.
We would have to agree, I suppose that at some point (2010? 2000? 1990? 1980?) Big Football knew that their game was injuring the workers. This is a game that was willing to change the rules to protect quarterbacks. But Big Football did nothing (as I understand it). The continued to make money by injuring the workers.
On the other hand, the players are very well paid, at least at the top level. Further, I suppose you could say the player knew what the game involved.
**How should the court rule? **Is Football a conspiracy as Big Tobacco is? Or perhaps the injured players have no room to complain?