1) The NFL is a non-profit organization. Yet it was still able to dole out a lot of money in settlements 2) The NFL has been found to hide the effects of concussions, and the like, since 1992, so, that they've taken such a hard line on injuries after this became an issue should lend one to believe that the NFL is simply covering their own asses. 2 b) Fans REALLY need to quit badmouthing the game, in that "It's one step away from tag football!" because that's absurd beyond belief. Look how many players have season ending injuries, AROUND THE LEAGUE, and you will see just WHY there needs to be a greater emphasis on safety. Smart defensive players can learn how to adjust, idiots like Meriweather are too stupid to learn from their mistakes.