Here's the real problem... when you give millions of dollars to people, it results in them living a privileged lifestyle. Eventually, a mentality sets in among NFL players that they're entitled to the very best -- if not more. This feeling of entitlement transcends all aspects of life such as: homes, cars, attention, women and when done with the game healthcare
. Personally, I feel they should receive healthcare when the game is over, to a proper degree of course. BUT, don't change the game. It's a rough sport. Can't handle it? Don't play. The league should not change too drastically
(I think some minor changes to make the game safer is fine) just because of injury. Injuries have always been apart of the game. The only way to change the possibilities of injuries is to change the game.
Maybe the NFL and it's players need to accept it comes along with their big fat paychecks.
I'm for any change to make the game safer, as long as it does not ruin the infrastructure. I'm tired of players feeling as though they're the victims while knowing the risks since childhood and driving away in cars worth as much as some homes.
[ Edited by mustangmele on Dec 7, 2012 at 1:47 PM ]