Thursday, May 12, 2016

Death Sports: Pop Warner football kills 18 year old kid

Football is a dying sport, and a sport that kills.  The only question is how many people will be killed before the game dies.  How many is not just players, but also children, girlfriends and wives killed by players with dementia, and people endangered and killed by the acts of players and former players (e.g. Rob Bironas).

People who put their children into football are no better than people who shake babies.

Paralyzed youth football player who settled with Pop Warner dies at 18

Donnovan Hill, the paralyzed former youth football player who reached an unprecedented seven-figure settlement with Pop Warner football, died Wednesday after complications during surgery related to managing his health, his mother, Crystal Dixon, said (via

He was 18.

In 2011, Hill was paralyzed while making a tackle in a Pop Warner game in Lakewood, Calif. His injury and subsequent lawsuit, in which he claimed his coaches promoted a head-first tackling technique, ignited the discussion over player safety in youth football in general and the vulnerability families of severely injured players face.

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