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[–] Jimmycog 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Time to shut down American Football as a danger to children. Children saved is worth the price.

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[–] flyingcuttlefish [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I agree. What parent wants their kid entering this sport when there are other, safer passtimes?

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[–] derram 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

https://archive.is/Mbppy | :

Signs of brain disease in 99 percent of ex-NFL players studied: paper | Reuters

'The findings were based on the broadest review yet of the brains of former football players for signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. '

'The study found signs of CTE in the brains of 91 percent of the 53 former college players whose brains were studied and 21 percent of the former high school players. '

'BOSTON (Reuters) - The brains of 99 percent of former National Football League players studied showed signs of a disease linked to repeated hits to the head that can lead to aggression and dementia, according to research published in a medical journal on Tuesday. '

'The condition, which currently can be diagnosed only by taking brain tissue from a dead subject, has been diagnosed in former players including Hall of Fame linebacker Junior Seau and Pro Bowl safety Dave Duerson, who both committed suicide. '

'The NFL, which last year pledged $100 million for neuromedical research, said the study would help the league and players to understand the condition. '

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[–] WilsonJones-LV17A 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

And now for the big question: Did they have brain disease BEFORE becoming NFL players?

I'm being serious here. Everyone seems to automatically assume that it's the head impacts that caused the brain disease. What if it's the other way around? What if brain diseased people are more likely to choose football as a sport?

Personally, I tend to believe that a person has to be NUTS to run up and down a field, carrying a ball, and slamming into/getting slammed into by other people. This would just confirm that belief.

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[–] flyingcuttlefish [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I think the science is based on those scans that show the shivelling. The more serious impact of football is the brain slamming against the inside of the skull on impact causing brain injury each time (without a lot of obvious symptoms).

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[–] flyingcuttlefish [S] 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

"The researchers studied the brains of 202 former athletes who had played football in the NFL, the Canadian Football League or at the college or high school level and found signs of CTE in the brains of 110 of the former 111 NFL players."