Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Violence Is Hurting the Future of Football

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Violence Is Hurting the Future of Football

Article excerpt

Two highly acclaimed movies on football injuries and the NFL ("Concussion" and "League of Denial") seemed to have had no influence on the conduct of the game.

Saturday night's game between the Steelers and the Bengals as described by The Associated Press is a case in point: "Pittsburgh (11-6) moved into field goal position thanks to consecutive 15-yard penalties on the Bengals, one on linebacker Vontaze Burfict and another on cornerback Adam Jones. Burfict dropped his shoulder and hit a defenseless Brown in the helmet as the All-Pro receiver came across the middle, and Jones lost his cool after getting into [it] with Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter when Porter came onto the field as Brown was being tended to by trainers."

The Bengals earned their loss by their actions. …

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