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Dave Zirin: The NFL Treats Its Players As ‘Equipment’

Will the NFL’s recent $765 million settlement be enough to fully compensate all currently retired players with neurological conditions like dementia or Parkinson’s disease? According to Nation sports editor Dave Zirin, that concern isn’t at the top of the league owners’ minds. When he joined Animal New York contributing editor Amy K. Nelson and former NFL players Wade Davis and Roman Oben on Sunday’s Melissa Harris-Perry show, Zirin blasted the owners for treating their own players “as extensions of equipment, and when the equipment runs out, well, it’s on to the next one.”

Dustin Christensen

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