Yeah, if YOU owned a business and had the power to stop someone from speaking who would use their forum to speak out against you, pretty much guaranteed that the ignorant media would pick up and support the moron speaking out against you, YOU wouldn't let that person speak either.
Fugging bullshit. Thats like saying boxers had no idea they would live their later years punch drunk. Or smokers in the 1970's and 1980's had NO IDEA they might possibly get lung cancer. Hint: Any asshole who doesn't realize repeated head trauma could possibly damage his brain is (or was) a DUMBASS.
My kid was in a couple of those kinds of leagues. I'd always ask him after the game what the score was. His tally always matched my own. Once when he was in a "friendly" no-score soccer league at 6 years old, he was on the field when a player off the other team took a hard-kicked ball flush in the face. That kid fell down crying and all the other players and goalies rushed to that kid to see if he was OK. Except for my kid. He went for the ball and scored the empty-netter. Goddam, I was proud. ;)
Mitigation of the facts is a classic defense lawyer technique. But you're not defending the athlete in prime condition who cold-cocked a much smaller, chubby girl. Noooooooooooooo, you'd never do that.