Literature professor Nicolaus Mills

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In The Guardian, Literature professor Nicolaus Mills reflects on two recent events in the NFL: the suspensions handed out to New Orleans Saints players who had a role in "Bountygate," and the apparent suicide of former NFL player Junior Seau. Though some current players have criticized the suspensions, Mills argues that the damage inflicted by overly violent behavior can, as in the case of Seau, lead to devastating consequences after retirement.