There was an article posted here a while back with lists of the most dangerous jobs in America and the most over-hyped jobs in terms of risk. If I remember correctly, both firefighters and police officers made the "over-hyped" list . . . mainly because the high-profile nature of the incidents involving them tends to exaggerate the real risk of those jobs.
Having said that . . . it IS true that athletes are entertainers and their comments should always be viewed with this in mind.
I guess we’ll have to agree to disagree here. Entertainers getting injured entertaining will never rise to the level of public servants getting injured in the line of duty...at least to me. I’m sorry you see it differently.