Is it unethical to watch football with your kids?

I reach out to Ira Hyman, a psychology professor from Western Washington University who has sworn off football–“As someone who teaches my students about the risks of repeated head injuries, I’m not comfortable watching”–and ask him to give it to me straight: Am I a hypocrite? Hyman says I can take comfort in my coverage of football safety. Educating the public could lead to positive change. “I’m not going to call you a hypocrite,” he tells me, with a friendly laugh.

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 10:34am