The NFL has been no stranger to controversy – that’s the result of being one of the largest organizations in the world, not to mention the sport which hosts the best sporting event in the world. Every week there is some kind of talk about an NFL-related controversy, which often may have very little to do with the organization called the National Football League.
This year everybody talked about the Washington Redskins. Even the UN was involved in the conversation. This year the NFL had to deal with the issue of bullying when Richie Incognito filed a grievance against the NFL. The NFL has faced people speaking out against the violence of football, including NFL players suing over expenses caused by concussions. And we can’t forget all the talk when Seattle Seahawk’s Richard Sherman called out Michael Crabtree.
These issues come from all different sides and bring about all kinds of opinions. Some of them I’ve heard and thought, “That’s bad.” And others, I’ve laughed to myself thinking, “Really? That’s an issue?” These issues aren’t what I’m interested in talking about. Let’s talk about an issue that is deeply connected to the National Football League.