Doctor: Letting kids play football is ‘child abuse’

(SPORTS ILLUSTRATED) — The doctor credited with discovering chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) likens children playing football to abuse and says there is nothing anyone can do to make the game safer.

Dr. Bennet Omalu, whose life was dramatized in the movie “Concussion” starring Will Smith, says the recent study from Boston confirms what can happen with repeated blows to the head.
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The study published in the the Journal of the American Medical Association found that 110 of 111 former NFL players who had their brains donated for examination suffered from CTE.

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