Some Startling News for Online NFL Betting FansPosted by: Mike Davis
As online NFL betting fans prepare more and more for this upcoming season, some interesting news has made its way into NFL sportsbooks’ scope.
Tuesday morning, the NFL clarified its stance regarding medicinal marijuana use for its players. Previously, the league wanted nothing to do with the illicit drug, not even entertaining the idea of a medicinal use. That all changed when the Washington Post first broke the news that a letter had been sent from the league to the player’s union regarding a recent change of heart.
In the letter, the league expressed that they are willing to work with the NFLPA in order to see if there is any potential use by players for pain management. As of now, the NFLPA has yet to respond to the letter and did not comment on the story. Apparently, the NFLPA is conducting its own study.
“We look forward to working with the players’ association on all issues involving the health and safety of our players,” Joe Lockhart, the league’s executive vice president of communications, stated publically.
The above quote looks good on paper, but is the league actually concerned about the health of their players. The latest quote from the NFL commissioner does not coincide with that notion.
“The average NFL player lives five years longer than you,” Goodell state in response to a question asked by a fan regarding health concerns for players in light of the latest CTE studies.
“So their lifespan is actually longer and healthier. And I think because of all the advancements, including the medical care, that number is going to even increase for them.”
Goodell was trying to downplay the risk of being an NFL athlete. A recent study which looked at the donated brains of ex-NFL players showed that 110 of the 111 that were donated showed signs of CTE. A rather startling find for online NFL betting players.
“I think the one thing everyone agrees on is there’s an awful lot more questions than there are answers at this point,” Goodell continued.
A sly attempt of raising the narrative of the conversation that was quickly ruined by a dramatic comment from Jets’ rookie safety Jamal Adams.
“Literally, I would – if I had a perfect place to die, I would die on the field,” the rookie stated. “And that’s not a lie. There’s so much sacrifice that we go through as a team, and just connecting as one and winning ballgames.”
While there’s no doubting Adams’ love of the game and competition, not everyone shares his sentiment. The NFL is a business, a business which has no problems putting its interest above that of its players. The league has a history of doing this and it doesn’t seem like they’ll be stopping anytime soon.
It’s clear that the constant hitting is giving way to cumulative brain damage in a way we don’t clearly understand. One thing that is crystal is that former players are going through some pretty outrageous situations and the league would rather look the other way than take responsible action.