Why don't NFL players wear cups?

Come on, extra protection where it matters most won't make players less effective

Originally Published: December 5, 2013
By David Fleming | ESPN.com

For a moment, I soared.

Then, just as I passed over the goal line and gravity began to pull me and the football back down toward the FieldTurf and what was sure to be an awkward, unpleasant landing, the thought suddenly occurred to me that I was, more than likely, about to guillotine my junk.

Clearly, once again, I had not thought my assignment all the way through.

It was no one's fault but my own. After all, the idea for this particular experiment has been percolating since, ...

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