Enjoy Madden while it lasts. This concussion lawsuit may put the NFL on the ropes.

Malcolm Gladwell called it. Kids might play Madden someday with the same incredulity as Pitfighter and ask “Did we really used to do that?” HuffPo reports on the lawsuit’s accusation that the NFL knew the risks, but did nothing:

The NFL, like the sport of boxing, was aware of the health risks associated with repetitive blows producing sub-concussive and concussive results and the fact that some members of the NFL player population were at significant risk of developing long-term brain damage and cognitive decline as a result.

Despite its knowledge and controlling role in governing player conduct on and off the field, the NFL turned a blind eye to the risk and failed to warn and/or impose safety regulations governing this well-recognized health and safety problem.