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What the Science Tells Us About Making Football Safer This CTE Awareness Day

, science and policy analyst, Center for Science and Democracy

As the most high-profile football game of the year approaches this weekend, not everyone will be thinking about trophies and victory speeches. Families and friends of players who have faced long-term health consequences from playing the sport will be focusing on their loved ones. Read more >

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Note to Jerry Jones: Accept the Facts—There Is a Link between CTE, Football

, Washington representative, Center for Science and Democracy

Last night, I received an interesting alert from my ESPN app. Normally, I would ignore it. But this one was different. Read more >

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Has the NFL Covered Up Concussion and Brain Injury Research? And What Should Parents Think?

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

On February 17, 2011, former Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson, one of my childhood heroes, shot himself in the chest. In a text message to family, he strongly implied that he committed suicide in this way in order to preserve his brain for research into the long-term effects of traumatic brain injury. Read more >

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