I really like watching the NFL, at least back when I was able to, but this article really shows a dark side to the league. Not just the horrifying fate of the ex-players mentioned, but the league’s response was really revolting in its attempts to downplay and even cover-up the certainly significant findings linking concussions and permanent brain trauma. American football is a violent sport, no doubt, but that’s all the more reason to work towards enhancing players’ safety and finding out about problems with ex-players.