There is an association between participation in tackle football prior to age 12 and greater later-life cognitive impairment measured using objective neuropsychological tests. These findings suggest that incurring repeated head impacts during a critical neurodevelopmental period may increase the risk of later-life cognitive impairment.
NYT write ups...
The hits keep coming. Having played pop warner ball I have to wonder about my own precocious senior moments. This goes beyond NFL players.
The CTE story is the stake in the heart of the game that is slowly being twisted deeper with every study despite NFL huddling with mothers and settlements with players.
Do players sign releases in college? It's getting to that point. Michigan's exposure is already played out in past stories with first hand accounts from Michigan players. In my heart I think it is time to find another past time. Baseball anyone?