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    Amy Laskowski

    Amy Laskowski graduated from Syracuse University in 2007 with a degree in English, and earned a master’s in journalism at the College of Communication in 2015. She helps edit the work of BU Today’s interns and is always hunting for interesting, quirky stories around BU. Profile

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There are 5 comments on Could Pee-Wee Football Lead to Brain Injury?

  1. Q: Could Pee-Wee Football Lead to Brain Injury?
    A: Yes.

    The battle lines have been drawn: a clear threat to public health vs. America’s love of violent sports, & the incredible profits football generates. Unlike NFL & college players, children who play this sport cannot possibly grant informed consent to accepting the risks involved. Eventually the well-documented risks should significantly shrink, if not cut off altogether, the flow of players into the sport’s upper levels.

    The writing is on the wall; who’s willing the read it & accept its implications? Of course, there is a very good 2-word solution, but most fans & esp. those making big money off the game do NOT want to hear it:

    Touch Football

  2. As an insurance executive, this article is quite interesting. Former NFL players have been highlighted with the issue of CTE, however, the ‘trigger’ occurred well before their NFL careers. The insurance industry is showing concern as to how to provide coverage for such a ‘long tail’ risk.

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