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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


By Marc Lawrence, — In thoroughbred racing, synthetic surfaces are safer; in football it may be different.

After Aaron Rodgers’ season-ending Achilles injury, the conversation of artificial turf has resurfaced among NFL players, including Rodgers’ longtime teammate Randall Cobb.

“I’ve never been a fan of turf. I never will be a fan of turf. It’s crazy that the MLS will change stuff for Messi. Premier League will do everything they can to protect players with grass fields. But the NFL’s more worried about making money. Profit over people,” Cobb said.

Rodgers former teammate, Green Bay OL David Bakhtiai, was more vocal when he quipped, “How many more players have to get hurt on ARTIFICIAL TURF??! You care more about soccer players than us. You plan to remove all artificial turf for the World Cup coming up. So clearly, it’s feasible. I’m sick of this. Do better!:

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