Experts debate existence of condition linked to troubled ex-NFL players

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Robert Stern, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a degenerative brain disease that has been found in dozens of former pro football players, and with every new study, some observers say America’s most popular sport is approaching its doom…

Expert quote:

“I used to be a baseball coach, and I would count the number of pitches each pitcher was allowed to (throw) … with a limit because kids might get a little tendinitis that would result in their inability to be a major league baseball player. We then drop off our kids at (youth league) football, and they’re allowed to hit their heads and hurt their brains as many times as they would like.”

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