Despite its myriad problems, from domestic abusers like Greg Hardy and Ray Rice receiving slaps on the wrist for their heinous offenses to its unsettling relationship with high stakes Fantasy Sports firms, the National Football League is rarely kept in check. It is, after all, America’s Sport, worshipped with the same holy reverence as America’s actual favorite pastime: going to Church.
But like religion, it’s a practice steeped in hypocrisy. You see, for every jaw-dropping hit, there is a man underneath the helmet whose brain is slowly deteriorating.
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