Originally Posted by bigbluedefense
Sure it is. Reality TV contestants sign a waiver before joining the show that basically says they can die on set for any reason and the show is not responsible.
If you make a waiver, and they sign it, they're bound legally.
You can't waive your right to sue for negligence, so this leaves open a lot of potential lawsuits anyway.
I agree with the notion that its a dangerous sport and these players know what they are getting into. I understand and respect players like Barry Sanders who decide to leave the game before their body completely shuts down.