Can we call time out on the health hazard known as football?

In the Sept. 2 editorial “As another football season starts, parents should be wary,” you write, “Football is a great sport.” You also write, “The link between football and [chronic traumatic encephalopathy] is about as clear as that of smoking and lung cancer in the ’60s.”

But if the evidence of football’s link to serious brain trauma is so strong, how can anyone whose brain is functioning normally call football a great sport?

Arthur Barlas


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