Ban tackle football for players under 14

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December 9th, 2012

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Robert Cantu, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy
Chris Nowinski, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

What will it take? Last week was an especially grim one for football: On December 1, the Kansas City Chiefs’ Jovan Belcher murdered his girlfriend then shot himself. Two days later, a new study bolstered what is becoming obvious: That there is a link between head trauma — including routine hits in a football game — and long-term, degenerative brain disease…

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