NFL players risk their health and well being to play every week for our entertainment.
These guys endure pain that we couldn't fathom. And as a result many become drug addicts and alcoholics to cope.
Drugs and alcohol are dangerous to our health and stability. Addiction is a disease that leads to many bad results.
And in a sense, the young athletes in the NFL could be viewed like children in bad homes. Messing up is their most likely outcome.
The broken system is the real culprit to many of the problems we see with young men like Big Ben.
This whole thing is a shame for Ben and the entire NFL.
I suspect one day people will look back at the NFL like gladiators in the Roman Collesium. It's a barbaric sport.
Why do we as fans expect the players to be more than barbarians?
If a guy is more, then he is the exception.
But the majority of negative outcomes are really to be expected.