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Will head injuries be death knell for football?

9:22 AM, Nov. 24, 2013
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"Presumably, if they really learn how to diagnose this, they will be able to say exactly how common it is for football players - and maybe athletes at large - to develop CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy). This is when you start thinking about football and an existential crisis. I don't know what the adults will do. But you tell a parent that their kid has a 5 percent chance of developing crippling brain damage through playing a sport, and you will see the end of Pop Warner and probably the end of high school football. Colleges would likely follow. After that, I don't know how pro football can ...

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