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Head Injuries An Understood Risk in Football

Junior Seau (US PRESSWIRE)

No doubt you've been following the latest scandal at the NFL level in football involving dozens of lawsuits with as many as 1,500 ex-players who are claiming the NFL "failed to address the dangers of head trauma". It's hard for me to pick a side in this one considering I personally suffered a series of concussions during my junior year in college at WSU.

I had previously been "dinged", "seen stars", or had "rattled my cage" numerous times during my 12 years of playing the sport (Now you know why I'm so weird). I would guess that I probably knocked myself silly no less than a dozen times alone during the spring and fall of 1966. They took me to Spokane and had a brain scan done and told me it might be best to quit the game. I said, hell no...

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