The NFL is something of a PR paradox

The league asked some players about their sexual orientation, an appalling practice that’s sparked little outrage. So does the NFL have an image problem?

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That’s the paradox surrounding the NFL and how it has handled adversity of late. The league can’t seem to do anything about the rate at which its players get concussions, and former players are suing the NFL left and right claiming it was negligent in protecting its players.

Proposed rule changes are drawing the ire of fans and players alike, and yet nobody seems to be interested in boycotting the NFL or deciding against fielding a wildly underperforming fantasy team.

Surely if the NFL started violating the basic rights of potential employees, there would be backlash, right? Surely then the league would suffer some reputational damage.

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