Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Football's Price

GQ has a very, very heavy story on the price some football players may have payed for their time in the game.

"Let’s say you run a multibillion-dollar football league. And let’s say the scientific community—starting with one young pathologist in Pittsburgh and growing into a chorus of neuroscientists across the country—comes to you and says concussions are making your players crazy, crazy enough to kill themselves, and here, in these slices of brain tissue, is the proof. Do you join these scientists and try to solve the problem, or do you use your power to discredit them?"

A lot of lead characters in this story center around Allegheny county and ex Steeler greats like Mike Webster.

Still haven't read all of it yet.I may post further on this.

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