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dontwantnohoe
08-03-2017, 03:54 AM
Last week, Boston researchers revealed they had found chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the brains of 110 out of 111 deceased NFL players. At the aforementioned Jets fan forum, Goodell downplayed the results

“The average NFL player lives five years longer than us,” he said. “So their lifespan is actually longer and healthier. And I think because of all the advancements, including the medical care, that number is going to even increase for them.”

http://www.weei.com/blogs/alex-reimer/martellus-bennett-playing-nfl-i-aint-dying-s-t

MBisonSon
08-03-2017, 04:00 AM
Pretty sure that's because most NFL players are health nuts and not because they're ramming their heads into one another.

dtbrehm
08-03-2017, 04:25 AM
Just to make it to the league, you obviously have to not die as an infant/child/teen. Those bring the overall average down.

tng83
08-03-2017, 05:17 AM
Well they eat well and train regularly. And they have the money to seek the best medical care.

captaincuck
08-03-2017, 11:39 AM
Statistics not even once Roger

Lunatic
08-03-2017, 02:30 PM
You have more non-starting players than starting players, so I think Goodell might be using an actual statistic that might be true. Practice squad player = NFL player

BigChief3000
08-03-2017, 02:57 PM
if you manage to avoid killing yourself from the brain damage, you still live..your head is just all fuked up

DreamerCut
08-03-2017, 02:59 PM
what a fooking idiot

this is the logic and dialogue of a cult leader

isp
08-03-2017, 08:13 PM
I don't imagine living with brain damage is much fun, but yes Roger they're still alive

Haplo21
08-03-2017, 09:38 PM
Not sure why you dip****s cant understand what Goodell is saying. He is talking about risk/reward cost/benefit ratios. NFL players clearly think the benefits of playing football outweigh the associated risks, and longevity statistics bear that out. So... so what?

YoungMetro24
08-04-2017, 12:42 AM
Not sure why you dip****s cant understand what Goodell is saying. He is talking about risk/reward cost/benefit ratios. NFL players clearly think the benefits of playing football outweigh the associated risks, and longevity statistics bear that out. So... so what?

lol you're dumb bro

Metz00
08-04-2017, 01:41 AM
If they take into account the 53 man roster and the players that don't get much play time (less chance of CTE) then it makes sense.