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Player Programs and Benefits | NFL Life Line

Player Programs and Benefits | NFL Life Line | Professional Sports Injuries | Scoop.it
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This source is produced by the National Football League on the player benefits that they provide.  This makes the source credible because it is being produced by the organization and I will use this source in my rebuttal.

 

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What is CTE? » Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy | Boston University

What is CTE? » Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy | Boston University | Professional Sports Injuries | Scoop.it
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This source is produced by Boston University in a study they did.  The information is produced by experts so it is credible.  The information will be used for supporting argument 1.

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'Broke', and the truth about athletes and money

'Broke', and the truth about athletes and money | Professional Sports Injuries | Scoop.it
ESPN's 30 for 30 returned Tuesday night with "Broke", a documentary about pro athletes going bankrupt. But for a film with plenty of promise, it never really delivers. Let's talk about why.
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This article is about an ESPN sports documentary called Broke. It's about a player's lifestyle after their retirement. This is an article about documentary making the information credible. This will be used for supporting argument 3

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Adding Insult to Injury / Most pro football players face a future of disability and pain

Adding Insult to Injury / Most pro football players face a future of disability and pain | Professional Sports Injuries | Scoop.it
Curt Marsh celebrated his 43rd birthday a week ago at his suburban Seattle home with his wife of 21 years, their three children, his artificial right leg, several pain-killing prescriptions and an aluminum walker.
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The article is report on a former NFL player talking about his life after football. The source is credible because the person being interviewed is talking about his own life. This will be used in supporting argument 2.

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Chadiha: Life after NFL a struggle for many

After living a dream life on the field, many former players struggle with the transition to the real world, Jeffri Chadiha writes.
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This source is produced by a journalist from ESPN. ESPN is the leading sports news program in the world and the article's information comes from former NFL players.  This will be used for a rebuttal and supporting argument 3.

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USATODAY.com - Life after the NFL: Typically a struggle

USATODAY.com - Life after the NFL: Typically a struggle | Professional Sports Injuries | Scoop.it
Retirement like a social death often fraught with perils for ex-players.
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This source is produced by the USA today website which is a national news company in the United States.  The information produced is by experts in an article form.  This will be used for supporting argument 3.

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Why More Football Players Suffering Brain Injuries

Why More Football Players Suffering Brain Injuries | Professional Sports Injuries | Scoop.it
Football players susceptable to a growing number of brain injuries known as CTE due to more and harder hits from bigger, faster and more powerful athletes.
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This source was produced by ABC news, and because of it is a prominent news site the information is credible.  I will use it in supporting argument 1.

 

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Brandt: Why life after football can be bumpy

When the music stops, a lack of structure and purpose can lead to problems for many players, writes Andrew Brandt
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This source is produced by ESPN.com a very prominent sports news company.  The article is about the life of a retired NFL player. It will be used for supporting argument 1.

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Seau's family files wrongful death suit vs. NFL

Seau's family files wrongful death suit vs. NFL | Professional Sports Injuries | Scoop.it
The family of Junior Seau has sued the NFL, claiming the former linebacker's suicide was the result of brain disease caused by violent hits he sustained while playing football.
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This source is produced by ESPN.  ESPN is a leading sports new company that obtained this article from the Associated Press, a leading news company.  This will be used in supporting argument 1.

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Retiring NFL Player Announces Plans To Go Bankrupt, Shoot Self Within 5 Years

Retiring NFL Player Announces Plans To Go Bankrupt, Shoot Self Within 5 Years | Professional Sports Injuries | Scoop.it
ST. LOUIS—After an 11-year NFL career, a Rams nose tackle officially announced his retirement from pro football at a press conference Friday, telling reporters that over the next five years he intends to lose all of his money and eventually shoot...
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Do no harm: Retired NFL players endure a lifetime of hurt

Do no harm: Retired NFL players endure a lifetime of hurt | Professional Sports Injuries | Scoop.it
A new Washington Post survey of retired NFL players finds 9 in 10 suffer from daily aches and pains.
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This source is produced by the Washington post.  The post is a news company in the Washinton D.C. area.  This is a popular news company making the source credible.  The source will be used for supporting argument 2.

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