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dc.contributor.advisorHill, Bracy V., 1973-
dc.contributor.authorRogers, Jackson
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-24T23:12:56Z
dc.date.available2017-05-24T23:12:56Z
dc.date.copyright2017
dc.date.issued2017-05-24
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/9980
dc.description.abstractThe future of American football and the National Football League (NFL) is currently uncertain. Although football is America’s most popular sport and the NFL has reached unprecedented levels of financial success, this popularity has declined in recent years. Medical research concerning traumatic brain injury in football players has changed the landscape of the sport, and the NFL has been very resistant to acknowledging these recent medical discoveries. This paper explores the history of professional football and the NFL’s rise to power, as well as the debate over concussions that has occurred between the NFL and independent researchers over the last fifteen years. This paper also includes a discussion about the ethics of football, for players and fans, in light of the newly discovered dangers of playing the sport. The paper concludes with an examination of the current state of football and the NFL and what the future may hold for both.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.rightsBaylor University projects are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact libraryquestions@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.subjectTraumatic brain injury.en_US
dc.subjectConcussions.en_US
dc.subjectNational football league.en_US
dc.titleTraumatic Brain Injury and the NFL: A Study of the Confluence of Medicine, Ethics, and Social Mores in Professional Footballen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.contributor.departmentBiology.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsHonors College.en_US


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