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NFL Official Admits Link Between Football and CTE For the First Time Ever
For many years the NFL has been unwilling to admit that a link exists between playing football and the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
Today, for the first time ever, an NFL official actually made a public admission that the head trauma resulting from a career in football could lead to CTE.
During a roundtable discussion organized by the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce, the NFL’s senior vice president for health and safety, Jeff Miller, was asked by Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) if he thinks there’s a link between football and degenerative brain disorders like CTE, to which Miller responded, “The answer to that question is certainly yes.”
This admission from Miller comes just a few months after Dr. Mitch Berger, who leads an NFL subcommittee on long-term brain injuries, tried to downplay the issue of CTE in football during Super Bowl week.
So…now that the NFL is finally willing to admit that playing football can lead to CTE, does this mean they’re also finally going to try and do something about it?
Hat Tip – [ESPN]