NFL covering up brain damage again. duh

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  1. freds

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    SAN DIEGO — Junior Seau’s induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame was always going to be awkward, a chance to celebrate a marquee player known for his bone-crushing career while not dwelling on the injuries that might have precipitated his death.

    When his induction was announced at the Super Bowl, his family rejoiced and started thinking about what to say at the ceremony in Canton, Ohio, on Aug. 8. Seau had told them that if he ever made it, he wanted his daughter, Sydney, to introduce him.

    But the Hall of Fame does not plan to let Sydney or anyone else speak on Seau’s behalf. Instead, it will only show a video commemorating his career, while avoiding questions about his suicide in 2012 at age 43.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/25/s...on=inside-nyt-region&WT.nav=inside-nyt-region
     
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    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    business is business
     
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    crazypreacher Hey yo

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    #55 had been leading with his head since pop warner.
     
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    This policy was adopted in 2010, before Seau's suicide.

    Whether the NFL / Hall of Fame did this proactively to avoid embarassing or inflammatory speeches is another question.
     
  6. freds

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    maybe Tom Brady will throw a deflated brain onstage in memory of his crazy teammate.

    free Tommy and Junior's brain!
     
  7. freds

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    "memory"

    :jj:
     
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    If anyone has access to a deflated brain it's certainly Tommy.
     
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    goodell looks like he has first downs syndrome.
     
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    and he would complete the pass. :yes:
     
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