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President voices shared concern

Obama's comments should expand dialogue about football's future

Updated: January 29, 2013, 4:50 PM ET
By Scoop Jackson | ESPN.com

It was an E.F. Hutton or Jim Rohn moment, and it damn sure was noticed.

President Barack Obama's statement grabbed headlines, news leads and Twitter feeds, and what he said about the game of football caused a collective pause.

"I think that those of us who love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact that it will probably change gradually to try to reduce some of the violence. In some cases, that may make it a little bit less exciting, but it will be a whole ...

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