Violence Is The Athletic Roots Of The United States Of America 's Pastime

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Violence in the NFL Football is the athletic roots of the United States of America’s pastime. It’s part of the culture and history of this nation. It helped shape the way Americans watch sports today. But in today’s world the game has changed. It is changing this nation, and these players, both on and off the field. Concussions, on the field, have become a major commodity, and it raises the question of if it is really worth the risks of what can become of head injuries. Off of the field, there is also an up and coming problem and the NFL is taking a lot of heat for it. Domestic abuse cases are popping up left and right, involving NFL players. Maybe these cases are a coincidence, but maybe there is a relationship between the sport and…show more content…
55.4% of the arrests were domestic violence cases, and 48% of arrests for violent crimes in the NFL accounted for are domestic abuse cases. Such high of numbers would tend to say that it is not just a coincidence and maybe there is a correlation between the nature of the game and domestic violence. Domestic Violence is defined as a pattern of behavior which involves violence or other abuse by one person in a domestic context against another, such as in marriage or cohabitation. In the game of football there are many grueling parts involved. From the hard hits that players deliver or take, to the pressure that players are under to perform at a high level. From the highs of winning super bowls and getting drafted, to the lows of season-ending injuries and having one win seasons. Football is a game that involves a lot of physical and mental toughness, and on top of that they have to have the ability to be able to go home and support a family and have a social life, or whatever the case may be. It’s a lot on their plate. Maybe some players just cannot handle all of it. Maybe they had a bad game and it’s still on their mind when they get home, their loved one may say something that just hits them wrong and that player takes it out on them. Maybe the nature of the game stays with them when they get home and they unleash on their wife or girlfriend. Maybe some cases are truly
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