If you think kids are safe playing football, consider this

Earlier, I wrote about a survey that shows that three-quarters of Americans approve their kids playing football, though nearly as many think its dangerous. Passion for pleasure and the tyranny of money drive this apparent irrationality. Responses included the suggestion that prepubescent boys can play with no serious risk.

I have just now come across a fresh New York Times article that debunks that notion.

It's another plug for sanity. Another of the fall-back justifications appears to have fallen. I'd recommend it for the sake of the kids.

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