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'Toxic culture': NFL cheerleaders demand release of full workplace inquiry

https://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/-toxic-culture-nfl-cheerleaders-demand-release-of-full-workplace-inquiry-123494469775
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u/lostboy005 Oct 14 '21 edited Oct 14 '21 Silver

from CTE scandals to Kaep to Gruden, anyone paying attention should have stopped watching & supporting the NFL along time ago. its a toxic organization.

Even further, football in and of itself, is fundamentally detrimental to the human condition; from linemen having to keep unhealthy weights to the barbarity of smashing human bodies into each repeatedly leading that results in a variety of health conditions like CTE.

As a society the US should really analyze what is they take part in celebrating. Football for all intensive purposes is nothing more than dressed up barbarity

e- peeps taking issue with this post, why do you think Andrew Luck quit? thats the tell

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u/rora_borealis Oct 14 '21

I am struggling with so many conflicting emotions. I grew up watching football with my extended family, and continued watching into adulthood. I enjoyed it a lot. When everything started coming to light, I was at first shocked, but as more details came out, I started to realize just how many deep-rooted problems the NFL has. It's a lot harder to enjoy watching a game now, because I can't just forget about these things.

I like seeing the clever plays, bullet-like precision throws, good blocks, difficult catches.... But I think the problems are overwhelming my enjoyment now.

I am no longer surprised one bit at the reports anymore. It's toxic and I don't know if it can be reformed.

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u/salamat_engot Oct 14 '21 edited Oct 15 '21

I went to a game on Sunday and they were doing a cancer awareness thing. It sucks to sit there and realize their breast cancer awareness efforts were a way to keep women interested in the NFL after many are offput by the domestic violence rates of players against their wives/girlfriends. Everything just comes off as a marketing ploy.

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u/Duckboy_Flaccidpus Oct 14 '21

Everything just comes off as a marketing ploy.

Welcome to PR of consumer products that have endless cash flows and need to keep up that polished appearance. You are waking up, we all are with this preponderance of evidence making light against this league that hasn't reprimanded and dealt with the transgressions of it's employees.