I guess nobody is immune to the ramifications our violent game that is football.
Jets’ legendary quarterback Joe Namath, as reported in the Post, has come forward as the latest in a long line of former players to be suffering in retirement, with post concussion issues.
“Broadway Joe” is reporting issues such as memory loss, dementia, and CTE, which are similar to what many of the league’s retirees have reported suffering from. Joe talked about how football is not natural to play:
“None of the body was designed to play football,” he said. “Excuse me, you know, football, we’re just not designed for.”
It’s a sad situation for any football fan, as well as any Jets’ fan. The legends of the great sport of football are suffering, and the league is not taking care of them in any way. They created this great game, and basically are being left out to dry.
The league and its former players came to a $765 million settlement to the concussion lawsuit, which was shot down by the judge, concerned about whether or not all families will get the payments that are necessary.
Hopefully this issue will be worked out soon, so the greats of the NFL can get the help they need and deserve.