Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 11/18/14
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The popularity of the NFL is unquestioned across the United States. But for high-ranking executives like Green Bay Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy, there is significant concern about how much longer that can last if player safety isn't continually addressed. Murphy told a crowd of 13,000 people at Lambeau Field during the franchise's annual shareholders meeting that it could "start to erode football" if parents don't let their sons play the game at a young age due to fear of long-term injuries. As Murphy met with reporters following his public address, he further pushed the tremendous importance of the NFL's attempts at increasing player safety. "I'm not saying the world's ending; I'm not Chicken Little, but it's a real concern, particularly concussions," Murphy said. "When I was playing (from 1977-1984), you never thought that having a concussion would create problems down the road. It was never a thought. Now there's so much written about problems that pla...
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