The danger of safer equipment
A study says that the more safety rules a sport enacts, the more risks athletes take
This story appears in the Oct. 17 issue of ESPN The Magazine.
PAY ATTENTION TO THE NFL THIS SEASON and you'll notice the steps Roger Goodell & Co. have taken to limit player injuries, particularly concussions. The league moved kickoffs from the 30-yard line to the 35, broadened its definition of "defenseless," imposed a protocol to evaluate players with potential brain injuries and announced fines for any team whose roster commits multiple illegal hits. But the NFL, along ...
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