Concussions, CTE and bullying have NFL fighting to change itself, but is the end near?
The NFL has faced a sea of bad news, whether it’s Richie Incognito’s alleged bullying, Brett Favre admitting memory loss, former Cowboys great Tony Dorsett being diagnosed as having symptoms of CTE and Junior Seau’s suicide.
“If you look at Goodell’s statements (on concussions) back in 2009 before Congress , he talked about changing the culture,” said Richard Torrenzano, CEO of the Torrenzano Group in New York, which specializes in building and protecting corporate reputations. “This is 2014, so you have to ask yourself the question ‘what happened in five years?’ The concussion issues would scare any parent. The Incognito news would be on top of the minds of many parents because of digital bullying.
“If they don’t clean this mess up quickly, it’ll have a significant impact on sponsors and others around the sport, more congressional hearings,” Torrenzano said.
Even the NFL isn’t indestructible, once the protection starts breaking down.
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