- Dec 7, 2016
No, the NFL doesn't care about CTE because of lawsuits. The NFL's likely future liability because of CTE is relatively minimal following the settlement, now understood risks, and collective bargaining. The NFL cares about CTE because of PR, and the potential financial impact because of lessened fan interest, and the accompanying gate and TV revenue loss. Same reason the NBA cares about tanking. I'm done here, though. While you seem to understand that the NFL doesn't care about CTE for altruistic reasons, you either don't want to, or can't understand that the NBA doesn't care about tanking for altruistic reasons, either. Adam Silver thinks tanking could affect the league's bottom line. I happen to agree.