How do parents cope with their kids playing contact sports?
In light of the unfortunate, untimely passing of Rashaan Salaam. Our topic today was about how parents feel about contact sports such as football, and do they plan to allow their kids to play or continue to play.
Rashaan Iman Salaam was an American college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for four seasons during the 1990s. Salaam played college football for the University of Colorado and won the 1994 Heisman Trophy. He was picked by the Chicago Bears in the first round of the 1995 NFL Draft, and played professionally for the Bears and Cleveland Browns of the NFL.
Salaam was found dead on December 5, 2016, in a park in Boulder, Colorado. Authorities said an autopsy is pending, but that no foul play was suspected. It is being investigated as a suicide. His brother has stated he showed all of the signs of Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). CTE is a progressive degenerative disease found in people who have had a severe blow or repeated blows to the head. Rashaan was 42 years old.
Prayers go out to his family and loved ones.