I'd rather not get into this debate. Grown men taking narcotics like it's candy, to finish a highly paid job. They could've went to other doctors. I don't buy the "well, they're hired doctors by the teams" bull. Are they really that guilable to think that popping narcotics everyday all day wouldn't have an effect?
The concussion issue is another thing entirely though.
the issues are directly related to each other.
I don't mind the debate because I'm a huge football fan.
and sweeping it under the rug doesn't help the sport. it needs to be addressed at some point. otherwise the game of football will die a slow death from within, as parents keep their children from playing little league, and college prospects choose other (safer) sports.