Brutal bullying. Murder charges. Rape. Suicides. Scrambled brains. Just another week in the NFL. Pulitzer Prize winning sportswriter Thomas Boswell loves professional football, but he is dismayed at what the NFL has seemingly become.
Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised. Of course the game creates a market for “mean jocks” and criminal-types. The notion of the athlete as a role model may be outmoded in today’s sports culture. Can or should anything be done about all of this? Consider Mr. Boswell’s catalog of corruption after the jump. [Read more...]