Is there a way to oversee how athletes are medicated that makes more sense than a shaming process that resembles colonial America? Why not develop a system that doesn't ban drugs, but simply regulates their use through sanctioned medical practice?
It is convenient to conclude that there's a huge gap between Aaron Hernandez and everyone else who plays. We know from life that's not true. And we have to wonder if NFL teams could do more to monitor and help young players.