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  • For some, Super Bowl cheer raises conflict

    WBUR - 01/30/2015

    This Sunday, the New England Patriots will take on the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX. If past Super Bowls are any guide, the event will be among the most hyped and the most watched TV event ever.

    But for some people — even for some football fans — it’s become complicated to root for any football team.

    Thursday, we heard about the latest study on concussions and traumatic brain injury. We have heard stories about domestic abuse by players, even a murder case involving a former Patriot and a league that’s slow to acknowledge or respond to these ills.

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