Image: NFL Decline Inevitable as CTE Fears Grow
An NFL logo is seen on the field as the Baltimore Ravens play the San Diego Chargers at M&T Bank Stadium on November 1, 2015, in Baltimore, Maryland. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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Kids workout at the Junior Rams football clinic on  Aug. 9, at Cameron Stadium in Bangor.

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This combination of photos provided by Boston University shows sections from a normal brain, top, and from the brain of former University of Texas football player Greg Ploetz, bottom, in stage IV of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. According to a report released July 25, 2017, by the Journal of the American Medical Association, research on the brains of 202 former football players has confirmed what many feared in life _ evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a devastating disease in nearly all the samples, from athletes in the NFL, college and even high school. – Boston University,The Associated Press

 

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 Ed Cunningham, a former N.F.L. player, resigned as a college football analyst for ESPN and ABC in the prime of his broadcasting career. CreditEmily Berl for The New York Times

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bennet omalu Concussion Expert Says Letting Kids Play Football Should Be Considered Child Abuse

Dr. Bennet Omalu. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

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AP source: NFL, Goodell working on 5-year contract extension

File-This Aug. 14, 2017, file photo shows NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell talking with Arizona Cardinals football team season ticket holders at University of Phoenix Stadium, in Glendale, Ariz. A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press the NFL is working on a five-year contract extension for Goodell. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, because the deal is not complete. The extension would run through the 2024 season. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

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Law journal didn’t disclose conflict in football concussion article

 

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