It would be cheap to post a reproduction of today’s test answer to the question pertaining to OTM. So, instead I’ll discuss another segment of the episode- the Javon Belcher tragedy and persistent NFL publicity battles.
As I see it, most every player and fan of the NFL know the dangers in playing the game. The 4,000 law suits filed against the NFL, by ex-players, may seem convincing evidence to the contrary, but its not. Players may have once been ignorant to the long-term repercussions to concussions, due to the NFL withholding information they were aware of. However, by now, every player knows the dangers.
I can only imagine if Johnny Cochran were alive today; he’d have no use for the ‘if it don’t fit, you must acquit’ argument, and he surely wouldn’t need it. He could simply argue that O.J did do it- but it’s ultimately the fault of football. This way O.J could have been in a mental institution on that fateful day when he decided to do more stupid crap and get himself locked up again.
Regardless of the NFL’s marketing strategy or if Belcher has a history of concussions, the thing we need to be talking about more in media is human aspects of a story; such as the little girl who is now orphaned as a result of this awful murder/suicide.