Pro football is more than just a game it’s a way to make a living, a violent way to to earn lots of money. The rules are in place to protect the players and tame competitiveness so the playing field is level. It is an absolute must that the NFL abolish the unnecessary roughness from the gridiron for a couple of reasons. The obvious is the safety of the players and if they NFL wants to continue to promote competitiveness, entertainment and an opportunity to watch some of the fast, strongest and toughest athletes play the sport, it is a must. If the injuries continue at the alarming rate we are seeing parents will shy away from allowing their youngsters from playing and developing. I hope Meriweather can now set a good example of how to play the game.