Too Many NFL Players Hardly Brainiacs

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They don't want to know. NFL players, I'm talking about. And brain damage, I'm talking about. Their brain damage. They don't want to know.

They could be ticking time bombs -- dementia, homelessness, even suicide are some of the known detonations -- and lots of the players I talked to at Super Bowl XLVII would rather not talk about it. Or even know about it. They would rather stick their head in the sand and pretend the time bomb isn't there, ticking, inside their skull.

"I wouldn't want to know," 49ers running back Frank Gore said.

And yet someday -- someday soon, perhaps -- he...

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