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When Football Is a Ticket to College

Sep 22, 2018 - The New York Times

To the Editor:

Re “The Kids Who Still Need Football,” by Albert Samaha (Sunday Review, Sept. 9):

As a physician, a parent and a citizen, I was disheartened by this article. What a tragedy it is in this day and age when two bright young students and many others have to risk brain damage as a ticket to college rather than using their brains to carry them to success.

Studies have shown that the earlier that children are exposed to tackle football, the greater the risk of the b...