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Yvonne Abraham

Ban tackle football for players under 14

What will it take?

Last week was an especially grim one for football: On December 1, the Kansas City Chiefs’ Jovan Belcher murdered his girlfriend then shot himself. Two days later, a new study bolstered what is becoming obvious: That there is a link between head trauma — including routine hits in a football game — and long-term, degenerative brain disease.

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