Millions of football fans get their football fix through www.cable.org and a whole host of other vendors and providers. Something so popular couldn’t possibly have any negative connotations tied to it, right?
Well, such is apparently not the case and, in a time where the sports world has been absolutely plagued by scandal, football has really borne the brunt of it all when it comes to scrutiny and attention. A record-number of players were removed this year alone relating to drug use and that’s not counting all the players that were removed due to domestic disturbances and even murder.
Crackdowns have been on the rise in response to these, but it does little to address the very real problem with football – it has become less about the love of the game and more about decadence.
Players aren’t always out there to better themselves and do what they love – some of them only care about the money and the endorsements. The NFL has become a low-risk, high-reward engine and far too many players are receiving far too much, far too soon.
This is creating a very poor attitude, a decline in the spirit of sportsmanship and an overall lack of integrity in athletes. Until these things change, the crackdowns aren’t going anywhere.