Comments on: NFL profits from violence, so is it liable to brain-injured retirees? http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/2013/04/25/nfl-profits-from-violence-so-is-it-liable-to-brain-injured-retirees/ On the Case Fri, 15 Jul 2016 20:42:45 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: COindependent http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/2013/04/25/nfl-profits-from-violence-so-is-it-liable-to-brain-injured-retirees/#comment-2261 Mon, 06 May 2013 14:54:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/?p=1867#comment-2261 Is it reasonable to compare professional football with, say, riding motorcycles? Each of the activities has known and quantifiable (inherent) risks that the participants must be aware of each time they suit-up?

As players were getting bigger, faster and stronger the collisions can only be more violent. Since each player played in both high school and college, and observed/experienced injuries over the years, one could reasonably assume they understood the risks of injury when participating.

Additionally, at the professional level, the players were compensated for the terms of their service, signed a contract, with the help of a “representative agent” (often a lawyer) which effectively confirms they made a conscious decision to contract their skills, and assume the physical risks, for the compensation.

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