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Until Colin Kaepernick took a knee, few of us gave thought to how much the NFL can affect society.
Even less understand is what former players can DO to society.
I recently watch a 2015 movie about the head injuries suffered by pro football players. It's titled "Concussion", and it's worth watching.
Head injuries can lead to two things:
1) Increased levels of depression
2) Increased possibility of violent behavior.
The movie points out that an alarming number of former players have committed suicide due to the depression caused by their injuries.
O.J. Simpson isn't the only former player who has committed violent acts - he is simply the best known.
This morning, we got news that a former Chicago Bear player has been accused of murder. 47 year old Michael Richardson was an All-Pro cornerback, and was a member of the 1985 Chicago Bears Super Bowl team.