The recent controversy involving Miami Dolphins offensive linemen Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin has prompted both very lowbrow and highbrow commentary from the sports media. The scandal also provoked some pretty unconcealed faux-journalism from major outlets.
Last Friday hundreds of thousands of former and current college athletes won something they, as student athletes, would not traditionally be familiar with: money.
About two weeks ago, something fairly unusual happened in the world of sports that didn’t receive much attention from the mainstream American media: the head of the world’s largest sport admitted he “made a mistake.”
Seven hundred sixty-five million is a big number… Seven hundred sixty-five million was the number of dollars received in a settlement by more than 4,500 former NFL players who sued the league over concussion-related brain injuries.