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Can we rely upon the NFL to protect the future health of players?

The Forida Times-Union has an important editorial today, "NFL-When Cheering Ends"  that concludes with the profound statement that“someone needs to protect the future health of players”.

The question is who is that “someone”? I have serious doubts if players and their families can truly rely upon the league to provide this vital protection. While the league should be commended for their poster and attempts to educate players on the long-term consequences of concussions, the true test of the league’s commitment to the health of their players will be how they ultimately respond to players who develop long-term disabilities following any type of brain injury.

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