Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Best Post of December 2012: "the NFL is a breeding ground for mental illness" -- Former Denver Bronco Nate Jackson

The next in our "Best of the Month" series is from December 4, 2012:

Today, a friend forwarded me this opinion piece about the murder-suicide of NFL linebacker Jovan Belcher. I responded that I blogged about such cases before, and I didn't intend to write yet another blog post about chronic traumatic encephalopathy. I felt as though lethal violence among football players is happening so often now, it's not even worth yet another post. But, the fact that the violence has reached this level of banality is in itself worthy of comment. Don't worry, though, the next time an NFL player commits homicide or suicide, I promise not to write about it.

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