Former football player, TV analyst: “I just don’t think the game is safe for the brain.”

The New York Times reports that a former football player has quit as a TV analyst for that sport. He says his conscience will no longer allow him to support the game.

“I take full ownership of my alignment with the sport,” he said. “I can just no longer be in that cheerleader’s spot.” …

“But the real crux of this is that I just don’t think the game is safe for the brain. To me, it’s unacceptable.” …

He made it plain that he was not becoming an antifootball evangelist. The sport’s long-term success hinges on moving more urgently toward safety, especially at the youth and college levels, he said. He has pointed suggestions on ways to make the game safer.

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One Response to Former football player, TV analyst: “I just don’t think the game is safe for the brain.”

  1. Pingback: They are former football players. They are in their 40s and 50s. But their brains make it appear they are in their 80s or 90s. | START THINKING, STOP FEELING

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