Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Steelers' Shazier Sustains a Serious Injury, Yet the Game Goes On

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Steelers' Shazier Sustains a Serious Injury, Yet the Game Goes On

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Monday, I was excited to watch the Steelers for the first time in years.Yet after the first drive, my television was off.

I cannot support an industry that normalizes severe injuries. How has our culture progressed to allow a game to continue after a player loses his ability to function at normal capacity? It is appalling, and it is terrifying.

What does this say about our modern American morality? Many wonder how heartlessness in politics exists, how racism can persist, how recent sexual assault revelations could be true. Maybe it is time to cease disbelief and analyze the culture we perpetuate.

As the Steelers' Ryan Shazier lay on the field Mondaynight, his injury's severity became apparent. The tears welling in his coaches' and teammates' eyes projected their fear and understanding. …

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