It’s important that we who love football and, for that matter, contact sport.
Don’t get defensive about a recent Boston University study which showed that the brains of 110 of 111 former NFL players showed chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
The brain disease has been linked to memory loss, dementia and volatile behaviour.
The results of the study, which can be found anywhere online, should quickly be acknowledged by every professional contact sport.
You don’t need to be a medical expert to realize that one blow or several blows to the head are not healthy.
The UFC, NHL, professional boxing, CFL and NFL need to outline what steps they are taking to preserve the health of their athletes.
Those steps need to trickle down to college and amateur sports.
If anything, decision makers should be thankful for this research and use the results to make their sports safer for their athletes. Denial only lessens credibility.