The report concluded: “In this instance, our investigation has shown that while the NFL had been publicly proclaiming its role as funder and accelerator of important research, it was privately attempting to influence that research.”

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“In other words, athletes may still experience long-term brain changes even after they feel they have recovered from the injury.

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“I don’t think it’s going to change much,” he said. “The NFL does a pretty good job of looking at the concussion thing. They take a lot of precautions for players, but it’s always going to be a physical sport.”

Marino even had an unusual solution for parents worried about their sons getting concussions playing football. He said if a player is going to play, it is better he play at a young age rather that to wait for high school or middle school. Delaying football, Marino said, also means delaying learning the tackling fundamentals players need to protect their heads.

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