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Does Football Fill America's Need for Violence?

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I think I've been fairly clear about my feelings on the NFL, concussions, and CTE. But I think it's important to keep tabs on the perspectives of those who are, in some form, a part of the game. Here is the perspective of Deion Sanders, for instance:

 

"The game is a safe game, the equipment is better. I don't buy all these guys coming back with these concussions. I'm not buying all that. Half these guys are trying to make money off the deal. That's real talk. That's really how it is. I wish they'd be honest and tell the truth because it's keeping kids away from our game."

Below is a clip of ESPN's First Take responding to these comments. To be clear on the facts, please feel free to consult our handy time-line. I post all of this because I think, more...

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