NFL vs. NCAA play examined in study

Updated: December 9, 2010, 9:42 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The NFL will consider running a study that would examine whether playing in the league is more likely to result in long-term brain disease than only playing college football.

Northwestern University's Hunt Batjer, co-chairman of the NFL's head, neck and spine medical committee, said Thursday that the proposed study would test a group of 100 to 150 former NFL players who are 55 to 65 years old and compare them to "an age-matched and position-matched cohort of football players ...

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