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NFL players. So does continuous hits to the head lead to suicidal tendencies or is the NFL just following the National average?
This post was edited by DrStach_ 2 years ago
There is no proof that vicious and repeatitive head trauma is bad for you,........ but this may be the kind of thing that doesn't require data to prove.
I ain't saying JS offed himself directly because of NFL contact for 20 seasons. But I could certainly see the plausibility
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by AUVTM 2 years ago
Head trauma kills brain cells... lack of brain cells makes your brain function less efficient????
My view.. You know the risks by playing such a violent game.. And it's your choice to play or not.
That said, that's an interesting stat IF what you're saying is true.
You know being a police officer that it can be dangerous, comes with playing the game. Sucks, it's dangerous but it's our way of life as Americans and we must do something to give these guts better healthcare and retirement funds.
Danielle Hunter, Jamario Rasco, Anthony FREAK Johnson.. DL wrecking crew of 2013.
Well just because suicide rates are the same doesn't mean that trauma can't build up and cause brain damage or other serious injury.
That being said, as long as the increased chance of those injuries, from the average American, is relatively low and/or manageable, then they know what they're getting into.
And each one is being more than compensated enough to deal with it personally. The last paid NFL player makes, what? $500,000 a year?
All they have to do is live within their means and purchase their own health insurance.
Everything kills brain cells.
I think the suicide deal is on the backburner. Early onset dementia and a few other things are hitting NFL vets at an alarming rate I believe I heard.
NFL players can get depressed, or abuse drugs, commit suicide, just the same as anybody else. I doubt head trauma was the main culprit, but it could be.
Its more strange, imo, that Seau is the 8th player to have died from the SD 1994 squad.
Do you mind providing a source to back up this claim? Even a bad source is better than no source at all...
If not, I'll just go back to studying...
I think the suicides are more about guys who have put their ENTIRE LIVES into a game, and now they can no longer play that game. These guys are machines. They can't adjust to "regular life." They don't have the rush, they don't have the structure, and they don't have the money. I think it's way more about that than anything having to do with brain trauma.
This!!! Everything causes cancer as well.
Stupid people should not look at numbers and come to a conclusion. Your data is flawed. Not saying your conclusion is wrong, but a+b<>c in this case. For example, how do rates compare to people of a similar age and income bracket (that are not in Bernie Madoff style trouble). No need to compare suicide rates of emo kids to former NFL players.
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This. I'd like to see what the numbers look comparing that age range.
Income is different than assets, look at warren sapp he was making bank(still is) but has almost no money to his name cuz he's an idiot
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Yes there is more to it, it needs to be coded better, but the op is comparing apples to applesauce.
Yes there is evidence
This is the answer.
Obvious funny is not always obvious or funny..........
1. There is correlation between the NFL head trama and the likelihood of depression and other chemical inbalance issues in the brain. If you can't see that, then I am not sure an intelligent conversation can be discussed.
2. There is also a strong chance that any player in a league comprised of "bigger, faster, stronger" players will have a greater probability of suffering such head trama. It's just the nature of the game and fines/suspensions etc, only treat the superficial areas of concern here. The Romans watched people get fed to animals as entertainment. In the early 1900s, people watched boxers kill each other, knowing the damage it was causing. Today, we watch teams play football. It's just the nature of the game and safety engineering can only do so much.
I think the media, mainly ESPN, jumped the gun on this situation. I heard multiple people suggesting head trauma from playing in the NFL was to blame. There is absolutely no evidence of that right now and the reasons he committed suicide could be many. That bothered me more than anything else.
I don't doubt it COULD be a reason or that some NFL players have suffered from serious brain trauma/difficulties because of repeated blows to the head. They also know that blows to the head are part of the game though so...
They are compensated extremely well and nobody is forcing them to play.
Doesn't even matter actually. Humans only use 10% of their brain capacity anyways. And once the season ends the brain function returns to normality.
He was finding something to blame so he wouldn't feel as bad for being selfish and putting his friends and family through something like a suicide. It is a simple deflection mechanism that all humans have used before. His was a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Probably had some depression and looked for an excuse and found one. Really not that difficult to do actually
Another example of knowing when to open your mouth. We don't only use 10% of our brain capacity. That is a complete fail.
Steve young hasn't killed himself and he took a many of bad hits so no to your question
This post was edited by Boner 23 months ago
And what about Hockey players? I don't hear about them offing themselves as often.. I actually think years of steroid abuse has more to do with this issue than concussions.
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