In the meantime, litigation is mounting. The NFL and NCAA face major lawsuits from players who claim they sustained life-altering brain injuries. High schools aren’t immune from legal action, either.
The dilemma is challenging at the start of a new football season. Rabid fans love their sport. Administrators have a responsibility to protect players without changing the game.
Is there a way to strike a balance, to protect both the sport and its players?
That’s a question that so far remains unanswered.