NFL Should Look to Teddy Roosevelt for Answers


It has been a bad end to the year for the National Football League. At a time when the NFL is being sued by thousands of former players and their families, who contend that the league hid information about the danger of football-related head injuries, Boston University School of Medicine helped the suit along. Its researchers made public a new report bolstering the link between the Alzheimer's-like condition known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy and the concussions experienced by football players.


Soon after the concussion story made new headlines, the NFL was on the front pages again when Jovan Belcher, a Kansas City Chiefs linebacker, shot his girlfriend and then himself. Belcher's murder-suicide came shortly before the Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell...

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