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The benefits of football exceed the risk of it

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Last updated 4/5/2018 at 9:10am

I have followed Mark Rypien’s denunciation of the NFL, and football in general, as the cause of his mental illness. I have no doubt that his condition is genuine, and there may be some merit to his claims; the courts think so anyway. His lawsuit against the NFL resulted in a $765 million dollar judgment and initiated a strict concussion protocol. His cause is supported by Dr. Bennet Omalu, author of the book “Concussion.”

Omalu warns parents against allowing children to play any contact sport. He would have us believe that most football players suffer lasting effects of head trauma. T...

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