A new study that tested 3439 retired NFL players has displayed promise in the increase of player safety.
Of the 3439 retirees, 334 were deceased. If these males were members of the general population, approximately 625 would have been deceased.
The NFL’s hard work in enforcing player safety is starting to pay off.
Recently, the NFL suspended numerous members from the New Orleans Saints coaching staff and their general manager, Mickey Loomis, because of their bounty system, which would monetarily reward defensive players for several types of vicious hits.
Also, the league suspended multiple current and former Saints players for their involvement in the bounties.
The study shows promise, but the NFL still has to continue to pursue A1 player safety.