Now we can’t even nostalgia.
We learned last week the good old days of the NFL were just as bad if not worse for a player’s health. The league built its tough-guy image on a hit that Frank Gifford was on the receiving end of in 1960. A hit that forced him to take a year and a half off and prompted his family to have his brain studied by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Boston University. The hit is both a part of the NFL’s lore and current marketing. And while NFL commissioner Roger Goodell gives lip service to honoring players like Gifford with the continued study, the reality is more will die faster as the NFL fights their lawsuits.
NFL great Frank Gifford’s family wanted to honor his legacy by having his brain dissected. And what they found was the same diagnosis fellow hall of famers Junior Seau…
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