For Whom The Death Knell Tolls: Head Contact Sports

In my last post, I started on the subject of head contact induced CNS [central nervous system damage], CTE, dementia, etc. Today I saw and read an article from the Guardian that so upset me that I had to write this follow-up piece. And this one will be pure American Heresy. As the old pre-Metallica genre band of Detroit, “MC5,” said in their one hit, I am going to in this post, “Kick Out The Jams.” I have been putting this post off for a very long time, paradoxically, even before I started this blog, this topic has been boiling in my scientific mind with growing anger and apprehension. Pro football, boxing, hockey and many of the other head contact [read: traumatizing] sports must be given up in this country someday.

I have been putting this post off for a very long time, paradoxically, even before I started this blog.Tthis topic has been boiling in my scientific mind with growing anger and apprehension for years.. Pro football, boxing, hockey and many of the other head contact [read: traumatizing] sports must be given up in this country someday.

The article entitled, “It’s been devastating’: former NFL players count the cost of concussion,” published in The Guardian, really hit home and set off this rant/post.

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