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Old 05-02-2012, 06:40 PM   #289
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Originally Posted by Marcellus View Post
I heard today that Seau was never on any injury report for any type of head injury during his career.

That being said, even if he had a head injury history............

If you tell these guys to play in the league and get paid millions they risk potential head injury type issues later in life.

How many decide not to play?
Depends. How many are prevented from the sport by parents who are now more aware of the consequences of aggregate head trauma? Probably a small-ish percentage (say, 10-20%), but enough to make a significant impact on the sport's popularity at that age. Say those kids, instead, are put into basketball and baseball and soccer, and are fans of those sports instead. Now you're talking about the financial success of the league.. what happens when the NFL sees lower gate receipt totals and smaller TV contracts because that generation now spends their disposable income to watch other sports? This seems like a logically fallacious argument, but it definitely is plausible.
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