You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Sports

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.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week