Today’s highly interesting read (09/04/17): Columnist writes he may never watch football again. Why not?

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Strong safety David Bruton of the Denver Broncos lies on the ground in pain after a play that would force him out of the game with a reported concussion during a 2014 game. Photo: Getty Images

Steve Chapman is fed up with football:

There are good reasons Russian roulette has never become a mass spectator sport. Not many fans want to see people competing to see who can cheat death and who will inflict lethal harm on his brain.

But it turns out we’ve been doing that for years, watching the most popular sport in America. Many of football’s hazards are obvious: shredded knees, dislocated shoulders, broken ribs, even spinal cord injuries. But the worst one has been invisible. Football carries the high risk of irreversible, life-impairing brain damage.

Read the entire column here.

 

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  1. Pingback: UPDATE: Today’s highly interesting read (09/04/17): Columnist writes he may never watch football again. Why not? | This Just In… From Franklin, WI

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