Comedian Bill Burr has criticized the NFL for promoting the Black Lives Matter motion while persevering with to revenue off black gamers and ignoring considerations over concussions and traumatic brain injuries.
Football fan Burr used his newest podcast to mock the league’s push for further games this season, which he stated places a higher threat on participant’s well being.
A majority of gamers within the NFL are black.
‘Dude how humorous is it that the NFL has Black Lives Matter written on the again of their helmets as additionally they make the predominately black league play an additional soccer sport yearly after all of the sh*t they learn about CTE.’
CTE is a reference to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy – a brain degeneration situation probably brought on by repeated head traumas, just like the knocks that gamers maintain on the sphere.
Retired NFL gamers can obtain as a lot as $5 million if it may be confirmed that they’ve suffered brain trauma resulting from repeated concussions on the sphere. A participant is seen being taken off the sphere to be evaluated for a concussion at a sport final yr
Comedian Bill Bur, left, mocked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for his determination to make the season longer despite the adversarial impact it may have on the gamers well being, a majority of whom are black, while additionally promoting Black Lives Matter
Burr implies that if the NFL actually did imagine in Black Lives Matter, then they need to even be defending the black athletes on the sphere.
The comic additionally went on to do a fast skit about gamers asking for no less than one much less sport this season, however as an alternative NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell opts for an extended season schedule.
‘I believed that was weird,’ Burr stated in a mocking tone.
While the NFL has pledged to spend $250 million over the subsequent ten years to fight racism, in accordance with The Hill, the league has additionally spent years downplaying the results of CTE on its gamers.
The NFL was additionally accused of ‘systemic racism’ after it was revealed that the strategy it used to find out whether or not ex-players qualify for compensation for brain injuries included a racial factor in its testing since 2018.
The NFL has promoted its help for the BLM motion by vowing to spend $250 million to fight racism. Pictured, the black Los Angeles Rams gamers kneeling in help of BLM
In order to check whether or not a former participant has skilled cognitive decline resulting from CTE (continual traumatic encephalopathy), the NFL used the ‘Heaton norms’ – a 2004 examine which concluded that white folks carry out higher than black folks on cognitive assessments.
The Heaton norms are an instance of ‘race-norming’ – a observe which converts particular person check scores to straightforward scores inside one’s racial group.
Critics stated the NFL’s determination to make use of that examine made it tougher for a black participant to obtain compensation as a result of it robotically assumes that that they had a decrease cognitive perform to start with. Any type of psychological decline suffered throughout the course of their profession is due to this fact more troublesome to show.
Retired NFL gamers can obtain as a lot as $5 million if it may be confirmed that they’ve suffered brain trauma resulting from repeated concussions on the sphere.
‘This is traditional systemic racism,’ former NFL participant Ken Jenkins instructed The Hill.
‘Just as a result of I’m black, I wasn’t born with fewer brain cells’.
‘This is traditional systemic racism,’ former NFL participant Ken Jenkins instructed The Hill on Friday. ‘Just as a result of I’m black, I wasn’t born with fewer brain cells’. He is pictured taking part in for The Washington Redskins in 1985
Last yr, Kevin Henry (pictured) and Najeh Davenport – two black former NFL gamers – sued the league for discrimination based mostly on their use of race norming. Henry is pictured in 1996
On August 2020, Kevin Henry and Najeh Davenport – two black former NFL gamers – sued the league for discrimination based mostly on their use of race-norming.
Both males say they’ve suffered brain injuries resulting from their NFL careers however their compensation claims have been rejected. They say they might have obtained payouts if that they had been white as a result of their cognitive decline would have been simpler to display.
The league introduced in June that it could halt such a ‘race norming,’ NBC reported.
Since 2015, the NFL has paid out over $830 million to former gamers who’ve suffered brain injuries resulting from concussions sustained throughout their time taking part in soccer.
The League has obtained 20,559 claims to this point, in accordance with NFLconcussionsettlement.com.
The claims are anticipated to proceed to develop as CTE can solely be recognized posthumously.
Retired NFL quarterback Jay Cutler, 38, stated he would most certainly be recognized with CTE after his demise as he presently battles neurological results brought on by repeated blows to his head.
On the Pardon My Take sports activities podcast in June, Cutler stated CTE was inevitable for loads of gamers.
‘I feel in case you play lengthy sufficient, it is gonna occur to you.’
Chicago Bears’ Jay Cutler sustains a concussion on a sack by New York Giants’ Aaron Ross within the second quarter at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey in 2010
Retired NFL quarterback Jay Cutler has revealed that he is battling the neurological results of repeated blows to the pinnacle and he believes he’ll finally undergo from continual traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) if he is not battling the degenerative brain illness already
Several former NFL gamers who had been recognized with CTE died by suicide, together with Adams’s former Patriots teammate, Aaron Hernandez, who hanged himself in jail following a homicide conviction.
‘We do not know why folks get CTE,’ Dr. Erin Manning, a neurologist on the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, instructed DailyMail.com in 2018. ‘I feel probably the most that it has been checked out is in soccer gamers, however all that we all know is what the brain appears to be like like after they die. We do not know what occurs throughout folks’s lives. We additionally do not know the way the findings correlate with folks’s signs.’
As Manning defined, there isn’t any established connection between soccer and CTE, neither is there a confirmed hyperlink between concussions and CTE: ‘There’s loads of analysis that must be executed to fill within the blanks there.’
To many, the 2017 Boston University CTE Center examine that posthumously recognized 110 out of 111 former NFL gamers with the illness appeared moderately convincing, if not conclusive.
According to Lee E. Goldstein, a professor at Boston University School of Medicine and College of Engineering, concussions will not be an indicator for CTE, which may result in result in behavioral or cognitive points, and even dementia.
‘We have a considerable variety of instances within the [brain] financial institution who’ve died and meet the neuropathological diagnostic standards for CTE, and have by no means had a concussion,’ Goldstein instructed DailyMail.com in 2019.
Boxers, footballers and ice hockey gamers are left with brain injuries after repeated hits to the pinnacle
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a degenerative brain illness that’s brought on by repeated hits to the pinnacle.
Over time, these hits end result within the accumulation of tau protein across the brain, which may result in confusion, despair and finally dementia.
There have been a number of retired soccer gamers who’ve come ahead with brain illnesses, a lot of whom attribute their situation to the sport.
More than 1,800 former athletes and army veterans have pledged to donate their brains to the Concussion Legacy Foundation for CTE analysis.
CTE was normally related to boxing earlier than former NFL gamers started revealing their circumstances.
Several notable gamers who dedicated suicide had been posthumously recognized with the illness, equivalent to Junior Seau and Aaron Hernandez.
The situation has additionally been seen in ice hockey gamers – who may also undergo repeated head traumas throughout games.
While typically linked to concussions, many researchers like Lee E. Goldstein, MD, PhD, an affiliate professor at Boston University, now imagine sub-concussive hits additionally play a significant half in CTE.
‘Over the course of an NFL season, the overwhelming majority of hits are sub-concussive,’ Goldstein instructed DailyMail.com. ‘I’m not saying [the NFL is] mistaken for specializing in concussions. But I’m saying they’re mis-prioritizing.’