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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Man Who Discovered CTE Says Football Should Be Considered Child Abuse

BOSTON (CBS) — The doctor who discovered CTE believes that letting anyone under 18 years old play football should be considered child abuse.

Dr. Bennet Omalu, a neuropathologist and expert in the study of the effectsof concussions, recently reacted to the study that found 110 of 111 former NFL players who had their brains donated suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). He said that letting children play football is the definition of “child abuse,” and doesn’t believe there is any way to make the sport safer.

“Someday there will be a district attorney who will prosecute for child abuse [on the football field], and it will succeed,” Omalu said during an event in New York, according to Sports Illustrated. “It is the definition of child abuse.

“If you play football, and if your child plays football, there is a 100 percent risk exposure. There is nothing like making football safer. That’s a misnomer,” Omalu continued.



Anonymous said...

And 1 - 2 - 3 Let the Lawyers start the paperwork. I can hear the commercials now. Does your kid play football for pop warner? has he ever been tackled? Does he seem different now, contact Duey, Cheat them and How now - you are entitled to a large sum of money.

Sleeze ball Lawyers all over are drooling over this.

Anonymous said...

Then the following is also abuse: soccer, lacrosse, HORSEBACK RIDING, CHEER LEADING, GYMNASTICS, motorcross, cycling, basketball - leads ER visits for sports injuries, field hockey, running in general, trampolines, hunting of any kind, boy and girl scouts, dance, physical education - prob already illegal ......