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Health study of NFL players universally lauded

NEW ORLEANS — Although it is still easy to find players who say they know and accept the potential health risks of playing football, recent remarks by President Obama to The New Republic have brought a bigger spotlight to the problems.

But long before Obama said that if he had a son he might not let him play football, the NFL Players Association began recognizing they had to look into what the game was doing to their bodies and minds.

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