By BEN NUCKOLS
AP Sports Writer 

Former player: Parents should be warned of football's risks

 

October 13, 2017



WASHINGTON (AP) — Parents should be informed before they sign up their kids to play football that the sport can cause long-term neurological damage, even to players who don't have obvious concussion symptoms, NFL Hall of Famer Harry Carson told a congressional panel on Friday.

Carson, other former players and brain-injury researchers spoke at a forum organized by House Democrats who are exploring what, if anything, Congress can do to make the nation's most popular spectator sport safer.

The former linebacker, who made nine Pro Bowls and won a Super Bowl in his 13-year career with the New...



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