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" Certainly, our work has identified CTE in many professional football players, but we're also seeing it in a very high percentage of college players. "
" CTE can be caused by smaller hits to the head over time. "
" Dave Duerson had classic pathology of CTE and no evidence of any other disease. "
" Frankly, I think it should be no football until you're physically mature. "
" I can't say I love football anymore. "
" I feel like Dr. Death. "
" If football is your passion in life and you would rather play football for 20 years and have a shortened life span, that's your choice. "
" I have a little easier time watching the NFL than college or high school. I used to go to the high school games, and now I have trouble with it. The NFL players get big rewards from it. I feel at least the NFL has made big changes to help their safety. And they're adults - they can make good decisions. "
" I just want to make sports safe for our kids. "
" I love football. "
" I love sports, OK? But I think we really need to take it on ourselves to not be so crazy about sports, not to risk someone's future just because we think they might be the next star. "
" I'm concerned about the future of football, because we have paid a lot of attention to concussions. We are more aware of concussions. But it's really the repetitive minor injuries, the ones that are asymptomatic that occur on almost every play of the game, the sub-concussive hits: that's the big problem for football. "
" Is a concussion going to lead to CTE? No, probably not in most cases. But if you have enough concussions over a certain amount of time, yes, then I think you can lead to CTE. "
" I started out as a neurologist. I then trained in neuropathology and was focused on neurodegeneration. So, for years, I studied Alzheimer's, aging, Parkinson's, that kind of thing. "
" Is there a way that we would actually recognize the game of football with fewer tackles and fewer collisions? I'm not sure. But I think that's the direction we're going to have to go. Bigger fields? Fewer players on the field? I think we are ultimately going to have to change some of the major rules of the game. "
" It makes common sense that children, whose brains are rapidly developing, should not be hitting their heads hundreds of times per season. "
" It's almost un-American to say that you want to change football. "
" I would advise kids not to play any sports, such as tackle football, where they are exposed to repeated blows to the head. "
" Kids' brains are developing. Their heads are a larger part of their body, and their necks are not as strong as adults' necks. So kids may be at a greater risk of head and brain injuries than adults. "
" My son was a goalkeeper in soccer, and he luckily never had much head trauma. He never had any concussions or anything. I really wanted him to play football, but now I'm thankful he didn't. "
" My three children played soccer and lacrosse. I grew up as a Green Bay Packers fan. I am not against sports. We want kids to play sports, but we want them to be safe. "
" Nothing good happens without a penalty. "
" Our national identity is so interwoven with football. "
" We're hoping that there is large-scale recognition that CTE is a risk when playing football. "
" We've now found CTE in former NFL players who played every position except kicker. "
" While we know, on average, that certain positions experience more repetitive head impacts and are more likely at greater risk for CTE, no position is immune. "
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