Until contact sports are safer, Chris Nowinski would hold off as long as possible before letting his future children play games where repetitive brain trauma is commonplace.
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Chris Nowinski is a co-director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University School of Medicine and the co-founder and CEO of the Sports Legacy Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to solve the sports concussion crisis.
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KennyLLC replied on Permalink
I have more of a hardline view toward sports with brain inujries:
I find them to be higyhy irresponsible and even endangering toward the safety of kids on the part of parents, and especially school coaches and officials.
But it is somewhat like Rome. They reveled in the most violent and life-endangering sports imaginable, and they lived vicariously in the persona's of their idols.
It is really no different of a model when TBI's are involved, and broken bones are things of pride.
But people still ascribe to the old adage, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do !"