A little over a week ago on HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumble, via Pro Football Talk, it was discovered that there is a possible connection between National Football League players that suffer from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and concussions.
If that link is proven scientifically it would be devastating to the NFL.
Many parents are already worried about the dangers of football when it comes to their kids as even high school athletes sustain life altering injuries.
If the link was proven by science most parents would probably start pushing their kids towards other sports untill they are out of high school where they are able to make their own decisions.
If kids were to go into other sports than the level of talent in the NFL would be greatly diminished, thus offering a weaker product, and the loss of revenue.
In the end, the measures that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell takes in regards to concussions will shape the NFL’s future.