Does anyone have the answers?
Motives behind the death of Washington Redskins player Sean Taylor remain a mystery, but the crime has people asking questions about the safety of the NFL's players.
The Baltimore Sun published an article yesterday about the risks these high-profile players face and the programs the NFL and its respective teams develop to ensure safety.
Individuals interviewed for the article said players need more education on the potential risks their celebrity can bring. Robert Gaddy, a bodyguard for Baltimore Ravens quarterback Steve McNair, told the newspaper that players need bodyguards "just to keep them from doing something they have no business doing" because many of them think they are invincible. The NFL said they coach players to be careful with who they hang out with and trust.
It's good advice. My parents taught me this stuff when I was in elementary school.
According to the article (you can read its in its entirety here), the league requires each player to attend "life-skills seminars" and it has a policy that prohibits guns at games or on any NFL property.
That's all? I know much more is done, too bad the newspaper didn't look into it a bit more. What about the NFL's pat-down policy at games? The technology that is used to monitor stadiums? The multi-layered security program developed by Milt Ahlerich?