Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Letting Your Kid Play Tackle Football: Legal Jeopardy?

As the evidence mounts linking tackle football with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, sooner or later, some bright soul in the child-protection game is going to think about charging parents who let their kids play tackle football with child abuse.
A study conducted by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Boston University determined in September that 87 of 91 deceased players tested had CTE. Bennet Omalu, the groundbreaking doctor played by Will Smith in the film "Concussion," estimated that more than 90 percent of all NFL players have CTE.
CTE has been found in at least one 18 year old who played football, as well as it's suggested in scans of others.

And yes, they're finding this in hockey players and boxers (formerly called "being punch drunk").

I'd offer to bet that cases will be filed on this against parents before the decade is out, but I'd be taking your money.

(H/T)

5 comments:

Deadstick said...

Or, the dam could burst in the other direction: parents filing colossal lawsuits against school systems.

Comrade Misfit said...

Indeed.

Comrade Misfit said...

Look for "heading the ball" in soccer to be banned.

3383 said...

Maybe better helmets will help- years ago helmets with soft outsides over hard skull-shells were proposed. But head to anything contact should be disallowed immediately. Instant ejection. Opposing coaches can throw the red flag if the referees miss it.

CenterPuke88 said...

Comrade, they already coach against it prior to 11 or so, that will be extended.