New NFL concussion scandal: Is this the end of American football as a popular youth sport?

football_concussionsIn NFL, Deeply Flawed Con­cus­sion Research and Ties to Big Tobac­co (The New York Times):

Now, an inves­ti­ga­tion by The New York Times has found that the N.F.L.‘s con­cus­sion research was far more flawed than pre­vi­ous­ly known…These dis­cov­er­ies raise new ques­tions about the valid­i­ty of the com­mit­tee’s find­ings, pub­lished in 13 peer-reviewed arti­cles and held up by the league as sci­en­tif­ic evi­dence that brain injuries did not cause long-term harm to its play­ers. It is also unclear why the omis­sions went unchal­lenged by league offi­cials, by the epi­demi­ol­o­gist whose job it was to ensure accu­rate data col­lec­tion and by the edi­tor of the med­ical jour­nal that pub­lished the studies…The Times found that most teams failed to report all of their play­ers’ concussions…Some injuries were more severe than what was reflect­ed in the offi­cial tally.”

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