Recently I have been introduced to “League of Fans”, a sports reform project founded by Ralph Nader to encourage social & civic responsibility in sports industry & culture. Although the name sounds non-germane on the surface if you dig deeper into their core principles you will see they are starting to delve into the concussion issue.
One of their first salvos is an open letter to Gary Bettman, Commissioner of the National Hockey League – oft criticized by me and the blog as well. Below is the letter signed by Ralph Nader and Ken Reed (reproduced with permission of League of Fans);
An Open Letter to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman:
It’s Time To Ban Fighting