Football, Concussions, and Employee Safety

business_ethics_highlights_2So, what is your responsibility — as an employer or as an industry — if one or more highly-paid employees were to quit, citing the high risk of on-the-job injury? >>>

Chris Borland, 24, to retire from NFL, cites fear of concussions (CNN)

You’re a 24-year-old professional football player. You signed a nearly $3 million contract with the San Francisco 49ers and banked a $600,000 bonus. You’re looking real pretty after a stellar rookie season. But there’s something seriously bothering you. You keep thinking, what if, one day, all those hits, those concussions, add up? Is your health really worth the risk?

Chris Borland said Tuesday night that it just wasn’t, and he has chosen to retire from the NFL to avoid long-term injuries he could suffer from head injuries…..

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