The claims that football, at least as we know it, would die because of the concussion crisis have faded away in recent years.
One of the sport’s lobbying forces, the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, is claiming victory.
“The entire football community has developed a laser focus to address the concerns about the long-term effects of concussions,” said Steven Hatchell, president and chief executive officer of The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame, Inc. “Sports will never be totally injury free, but we are taking significant steps to err on the side of safety in protecting the long-term health of our student-athletes.”
The group went on to conclude:
“Industry executives say the spotlight being placed on health and safety has made student-athletes safer now than at any time in history.”