Your Boss Can't Ask How Many Testicles You Have. Why Can NFL Coaches?
A cornerback prospect was reportedly asked about his private parts at the NFL combine. Does anti-discrimination law cover the NFL?
Insurers Could End Football. It Won't Be the First Industry They've Transformed.
With CTE lawsuits mounting, the NFL can’t find a general-liability insurer to cover head injuries. Fraternities and police departments have faced similar problems.
Dispatches: Five Essential Reads From the Past Week
A collection of some of our most important and timely stories, from a feature inside the California Native Plant Society's efforts to save endangered plant species and turn California into a zero-extinction state to an interview with a historian about the fate of ABC's hit Roseanne.
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Trump's War on the NFL Reveals the True Meaning of His Law and Order Presidency
It seems Trump has staked his entire political identity on his role not just as a strong commander-in-chief, but also a culture warrior eager to rebuff the rising tides of liberalism and multiculturalism.
Finally, the NFL Offers to Take a Serious Look at Weed Research
The league is softening its stance on the potential medical benefits of marijuana. Research shows why that might be a good thing.
Was Benching Johnny Manziel an Act of Discrimination?
The Americans With Disabilities Act prohibits employment discrimination against alcoholics. What to make, then, of the Browns quarterback's recent demotion?
Adrian Robinson Jr. and the NFL's Multifaceted Concussion Problem
The science behind football brain injuries.
Sony's Fear of the NFL Shaped Its Narrative About Concussions in Football
It's always easier to blame individuals than it is to blame corporations or organizations.
The Real Problem With Tom Brady's Deflategate Suspension
By imposing a harsher penalty to Tom Brady than it does criminal offenders, the NFL has shown its true colors.
Does Education Have Any Place in College Sports Programs?
The Big Ten Conference's Year of Readiness proposal, which would push freshman athletes to the sidelines, is supposedly about giving students time to explore educational opportunities, but the financial benefits to colleges and universities are hard to ignore.