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11-16-2011, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by xifentoozlerix View Post
If everyone on the field was wearing soft helmets and no facemasks, it would probably be safer...but the point isn't about what is safe. These are adults who are not under any obligation to play the game. If they want to play without pads, that is their choice. Players have "body armor" now because it was "safer" for them to wear it. All it has done is make players less accountable for their actions. The players themselves are responsible for their own safety. That is the point. Trying to legislate or force safety measures will always lead to unintended consequences.
If someone signs a contract to be paid money to do something dangerous, they can be made to wear safety equipment. If workplaces can force workers to wear helmets and other equipment, so can sports teams.

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