Over the weekend a New Jersey teen named Ryan Murray died after taking a hit during a high school football game
My simple question is can you foresee a time when high schools no longer offer football as a sporting option?
My feeling is yes. Obviously it's a choice to play or not to play football but as far as I know high schools have never been in the business of offering activities that come with the risk of death. As the number and severity of injuries continues to rise I can see a point where certain sports (namely football) will no longer be offered by high schools, especially public high schools.
Keep in mind this isn't what you personally want football in high school but rather in a larger scope whether or not you think football will always remain an sporting option at the high school level
- Yes I think football may one day be banned in high school sports27% (3)36% (4)32% (7)Vote
- No I don't think football will over be banned in high school73% (8)64% (7)68% (15)Vote
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i think the future will dictate that. lawsuits will change the economy of things dramatically. the nfl will feel it as well, they'll have smaller pools of talent to draft from and the sport will suffer. right now it seems inconceivable, however nothing lasts forever and football as we know it will change dramatically, hell it already has in the last 10 years. there's still a huge lawsuit sitting with the past players and their concussion issues and what they weren't told about. let's see how that plays out.1