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posted: 8/4/2012 5:00 AM

Lawsuits may injure sports as we know it

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Shaun Gayle's recent lawsuit against the NFL for potential chronic brain damage brings to light questions about athletics and the integrity of sports in general. What about the other sports? What about the constant punches to the head in WBA boxing or UFC matches? What about the hits and checks in NHL hockey? Or a baseball rocketing off a bat in MLB? Are sports fans responsible for applauding when the boxer hits the canvas after the final knockout punch? Are the referees responsible for the tactics the players use? Are the players themselves responsible for inflicting punishment on each other?

What will happen to sports as we know it if these lawsuits continue?

Sean Herling

Mount Prospect

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