NFL Controversies

Can pro football remain the nation's No. 1 sport?


Professional football reigns as the king of American sports, attracting not only millions of male fans but also growing legions of female enthusiasts. National Football League games regularly top U.S. television ratings, and more than 100 million people tuned in to this year's Super Bowl, setting a viewership record for the annual spectacle. But football at all levels is embroiled in controversies that sports scholars believe could tarnish the NFL's iconic stature. Studies showing a high incidence of brain injury in former players could reduce youth participation in football, a key source of players for the NFL, and repel fans concerned about the sport's violent nature. In addition, domestic violence and other criminal acts by NFL players have made big headlines and put NFL Commissioner ...

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