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George Will's False Argument Against Football

SoldierMomX2 Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 8:18 AM
I know a few retired professional football players and yes they are beat up! Yet, I cannot think of one who regrets it. 2 of my sons played football, I also had one play club rugby....now rugby, I could barely even watch, that was crazy!

Those who have convinced themselves that American football is incurably violent and shortens the life expectancy of those who play it -- I am thinking of George Will -- ought to read the study the American Journal of Cardiology published in March on the mortality of former NFL players.

Men who played in the NFL for at least five years over a period of three decades, the study demonstrated, had a lower mortality rate than the general population of American males.

However, in The Washington Post on Sunday, George Will wrote: "Various unsurprising studies indicate high early mortality rates...