Which brings me to who is responsible overall: universities that sign up high school thugs who can play, call them student athletes, and award them scholarships, then after four years let them loose for the NFL to recruit, although the college “grads” can mostly neither read nor write. And many of them are so inarticulate they can hardly string two words together without the obligatory F-word ever present. The Sam Huffs and Frank Giffords of yesteryear could not only read and write, they followed up their careers with successful businesses. Alas, many of today’s stars will end up in the penitentiary. There’s a reason for this: The original game of football was played by young white men who were taught to tackle hard but low. Now it’s mostly young black men who are taught to tackle helmet to helmet and hope they disable their opponent for life. So what else is new?