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From Seau to RG3, the NFL Has a Problem

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Two separate events over the past four days reaffirmed the depth and intransigence of the tragically growing problem of long-term brain damage to the NFL’s most high-profile employees — its players.

 

The first actually didn’t involve the brain, unless one wants to argue Mike Shanahan doesn’t have one, but it is symptomatic of the deeper issues at play here.

 

For anyone to argue that Robert Griffin III should have been repeatedly sent back into last Sunday’s wild card playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks with his knee so visibly impaired he began moving like Peg-Leg Pete is to suggest you have sustained repeated head trauma yourself.

Yet the fact is Shanahan didn’t need a doctor to tell him...

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