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Are we at football's tipping point?

Originally Published: October 27, 2009
By Tim Keown | Page 2

The news reports and academic studies are hitting us almost daily. The post-football stories of players who end up doddering and destitute are gradually becoming part of the fabric of the game. The game's toll used to summon an image of Jim Otto's countless knee surgeries, but that's gradually being replaced by the image of a homeless and brain-damaged Mike Webster.

The damage inflicted on the brain by the game of football is no longer a story of folklore and anecdote. It is now ...

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