12. "I think any model failing to at least adjust for age and race would also..." In response to Reply # 10
be poorly specified, since NFL players obv tend to be younger and more racialized than the general population - especially comparing to the wealthy. You raise a good point tho.
Maybe an analysis comparing football players to players of other relevant contact sports (eg. boxing, MMA, rugby? soccer bc of the headbutts?) and adjusting for variables like age, race, income, etc might be more informative at this stage (or perhaps there are some already, I didn't search before replying you)... to get a sense if there really is more risk to players from football and/or the biz of football compared to other sports where similar injuries occur...
>yeah but if you control for wealth that idea flies out the >window
11. "It's not clear from that fig whether the percentages represent relative" In response to Reply # 8 Mon Feb-22-21 12:29 PM by kfine
risk or a proportion tho... would you happen to have a link to their full piece/methodology?? I can't from that URL
Because if they were speaking epidemiologically than those percentages could be interpreted as 55.4% *increased* risk of domestic violence among NFL players relative to the general population, for example. 0% would mean the incidence rates in both the NFL sample and general population sample were approx the same.
But the figure could also be interpreted as the domestic violence incidence rate among NFL players is 55.4% that of the general population's rate.
Which could also be valid, it's just not clear what they mean from their labelling. I instinctively assumed they were speaking epidemiologically tho, and I could be wrong.
2. "Old Old News" In response to Reply # 0 Sat Feb-20-21 04:44 PM by allStah
This happened a few years ago, he just pleaded the charges down to have his sentences reduced.
He definitely suffers from CTE on top of having an abnormal sexual fixation for elderly women. I think he was already chemically unbalanced mentally before he got to the Pros. But if you couple that mental makeup with taking on numerous hits on the football field, makes for a very unstable person.
I remember his Browns teammates said all he did outside of football was play video games and watch pornography.
He should have been handled by a psychologist and given medical weed to offset the mental imbalance.
There are a lot of mentally unstable athletes in football, and the NFL does not give a fuck.
Year after year, you here shit like this regarding football players. Right up there with Darren Sharper.
And Vincent Jackson recently ended his life.
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