Another pro football player has announced he’s ending a promising career very prematurely over concerns for his long-term health.
Joshua Perry, who signed with the Seahawks just 2 months ago after 2 seasons with San Diego, announced on Twitter yesterday that he’d suffered his 6th concussion and that was enough to convince him that it was time to retire at the age of 24.
As Perry put it, the last thing he wanted was to put his health and future in jeopardy for a paycheck.
I’m glad that Perry has the option of making such a move.
I suspect his departure will cause new conversations about the future of football, and the violent contact that’s a huge part of the game.
I personally believe that, although it won’t happen in my life time, the day will come when football becomes a sport that only barely resembles the game today.
That’s the way I see it.