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Ladies and Gentlemen! This is the XFLLLLL... - Vince McMahon 2001, Vince is no stranger to putting former employees into early graves after fucking them over during their playing years.The NFL Draft commenced yesterday. I have derisively called this the Annual Slave Auction. As a white liberal nerd who's never played organized sports at any level I'm just the type the jocks in high school used to stuff in lockers, Treasonous conservatives used to proclaim people like me should shut up about sports because it's their domain. But, ever since Colin Kaepernick kneeled but, refused to Bend the Knee and especially after Donald Traitor Trump declared War on NFL the 2nd Time (Trump's 1st War on the NFL in the 1980's ended in his utter defeat) football now belongs to Liberals. Don't tell Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones or Washington "Commodes" owner Dan Snyder.
Former TE Greg Clark committed suicide when he shot himself in July last year. Clark leaves behind his wife and his 22 and 15 year old sons. Last month, his family revealed Boston University doctors discovered Clark had stage III CTE. Clark only played 4 seasons in the NFL after a career in Stanford and a smaller college.
Several players have committed suicide due to the aftermath of devastating brain damage from their playing careers. Many others have suffered in silence and been labelled by society (let's not be coy White Society) as aberrant criminals. In 1997 Don Yaeger (A rabid rightwing liar) co-authored a book Pros and Cons: The Criminals who play in the NFL. But Yaeger and his co-author Jeff Benedict, while supposedly conducting "extensive research" to write a book "startling in its breadth" did what assholes always do; first they conflate a lot of crimes including drug and alcohol use and abuse which even in the 1990's was understand by researchers as self-medicating behavior. No they apparently couldn't be bothered to investigate or theorize about underlying causes. This is, of course, in keeping with all conservative ideology which treats "some people" as a priori guilty (Like the deceased football player Chris Henry) and ignores anything which may have contributed to the situation treating all incidents as though they occur ex nihilo.
Football will be viewed by future historians as we view the bloody games of the Roman Empire. In the meantime, hundreds of bodies will be fed into the meat grinder to receive physical and mental scars which often prove fatal.