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OTOH, the Mayo clinic published a study a few years ago showing that over

a lifetime the incidents of CTE in individuals who played HS football was no higher than individuals who played HS soccer, or no sports at all. Now that's just HS football, I haven't seen any complete studies along those lines regarding CFB or NFL.

The article refers to a study with some very loose parameters upon which to base a generalized conclusion. A very high percentage of NFL players who felt they had CTE and donated their brains for examination were found to have CTE. Fair enough, but that doesn't in any way compare that specific population to any other population. I'm not saying the famous study was wrong, just that it was far from complete enough to definitely conclude that football causes CTE any more than drinking beer, fishing in the sun too much, or excessive TV.

It's a very good thing to try and do all we can to reduce concussions, and that's where the real efforts lie today. I'm just saying that you don't necessarily throw out football until more research is done, you do work on finding ways to make the game safer and still exciting. TV is what's killing it as an in-person spectator sport, not player safety rules.

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Posted: 04/19/2019 at 8:11PM


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