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NCAA should limit contact in spring

Originally Published: April 30, 2013
By Rod Gilmore | ESPN Insider

A couple of weeks from now, newly drafted former college players will join their NFL teammates in the NFL's nine-week offseason practice program. But not a single player will wear pads or have live contact during any of those practices. The NFL doesn't allow it. The league determined that it's not good for the long-term brain health of its players to have that offseason contact.

Contrast the NFL's approach to the NCAA's. Most NCAA teams recently concluded their spring practices, ...

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