Found November 15, 2012 on NESN.com:
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The irreparable bodily and cognitive damage NFL players face every time they step out onto a football field has always been seen as ‘what they signed up for.’ But did they know they might actually be signing up for a death sentence? The game of football has evolved over the decades since its inception in the early part of the 20th Century, and it just continues to grow. The speed of players, the ferocity of some hits, the vicious tackles and, of course, the blows to the head are all part of the game’s evolution. But those elements are also of great concern to the long-term health and well being of these players. Yet, it continually seems that the NFL is just not doing enough counter the brutal and lasting effects many players suffer during their playing careers, and even in their post-football lives. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the safety issue and the NFL’s plan to better protect their employees — that’s right, they are employees — during a lecture at the Harvard Schoo...
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