Thursday, May 3, 2012

Remember the Phrase Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Andy Staples has hit on a very important aspect here--what is the sport of football doing to the athletes who play the game at a very high level for an extended period of time?

You can count me as a supporter of the idea of banning college football. The link between college football and mental illness, especially the kind that develops late in life, is shocking, absolutely shocking.

The time is now to do something, and do something immediately. Don't convene a study, don't put together a commission. Let's figure out how to make the game safe or change it or ban it altogether.

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