After years of hiding the truth to it's players, the NFL is finally taking a big stand for players safety. Roger Goodell announced on Tuesday morning that the league is pledging $100 million to player safety.
For the past few years, concerns about concussions have constantly been shadowing the game. In the first game of the season between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos, those concerns were once again at the forefront as Carolina's quarterback Cam Newton was often hit to the head.
Goodell also wrote a letter in which he is outlining a new initiative called "Play Safe, Play Smart". The goal of the initiative is "to drive progress in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of head injuries, enhance medical protocoles and further improve the way the game is taught and played by all who love it".
The league has a long history of minimizing and even hiding the effects of concussions from it's players. No further than last year, congressional investigators concluded that about half a dozen top NFL health officials improperly campaigned to influence a major U.S. government study on football and it's effect on brain disease.