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Roger Goodell eyes lighter helmets

Updated: March 12, 2013, 10:55 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell imagines a day in the not-too-distant future when players could be checked to determine whether their genetic makeup leaves them more likely to develop brain disease.

They then might be told to switch to a less dangerous position -- or give up football entirely.

"In talking to the medical experts over several years, I think there's a predisposition to most injuries, particularly to the brain, or to brain disease," Goodell said in an interview ...

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