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Calvin JohnsonIt was leaked in the news that this would be Calvin Johnson’s final season in the NFL. If you follow pro football, the one thing you know is that Calvin Johnson is an ABSOLUTE beast.

The 2nd round pick out of Georgia Tech with the nickname “Megatron” was a serious impact player for the Lions through his nine seasons. Yet, at the age of 30, he has decided to hang up the cleats and retire.

This breaking news sends the message out to parents that football is a dangerous sport and it can ruin your body for the rest of your life. This announcement is a public relations nightmare for the NFL. The biggest threat to the sport is said to be player safety and a decline in the participation from our youth.

This along with concussions causing brain damage has caused some serious issues for the league. Many of us cannot image Sundays without football, but this could be an inevitable truth. If parents begin to turn their kids away from playing football, the league will not survive.