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Is it still ethical to watch football as we learn more about its effects on former players?
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couldn't this same argument be used for watching movies where stuntmen and women put themselves at risk of injury or death? what about supporting war, with what we know about PTSD.

i'm wondering if we start to question these things where we draw the line, and how, and why.
Yes, but as much as people complain about Goodell changing the NFL rules, we see more and more why he's doing it. He doesn't do everything right, but he's definitely trying to purify the game to make it more about strategy, not about headshots, injuries, and big hits.

Some fans won't like it, because they are the same ones who watch races to see someone crash and possibly die. But as long as the rules continue to change in favor of strategy/health over big hits/injury, it'll be fine.
I suspect that Goodell's actions, at least in part, are intended as a prophylactic against the onslaught of "head injury" lawsuits that are coming down the pike against the NFL. Establishing an intent to prevent.
His whole tenure has been about cleaning up the league, protecting The Shield as he calls it. Suspending the fighters, guys who shoot themselves in the leg, guys who make it rain in the clubs too much, bounty hunters, headhunters, knee hunters.

I think most contact sports will be following suit.
How many Romans worried about the lions' effect on the Christians? Not many I would guess. Human taste for violence never changes, only its' tolerance. Life goes on...
Yes it is ethical. These people chose to play football. You chose to play a violent sport, so I don't want to hear the crying about how it is now affecting you. Its common sense that it eventually would do that.
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