Bills fans will remember Kevin Kolb, one of their quarterbacks who retired abruptly in 2013. He had suffered a fourth concussion in a pre-season game and its effects lingered for weeks after. After almost dying in a head-on crash on route to the practice facility, he never played again.
He’s not alone. With so much money at stake teams and players alike have long overlooked the dangers and kept players in the game after a concussion. But over the years the evidence began piling up and now it’s well-known the extent of the problem and the NFL’s coverup.
The players know. The NFL knows. Fans know. And with very few exceptions the players ignore the risks. It’s only later on that they may find out they gambled. And lost.