HOT BLAST: Archie Manning, concussions and the NFL
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Eli, Peyton and Archie Manning
Eli, Peyton and Archie Manning
For obvious reasons, concerns about concussions and long-term health problems from playing football are front-page news in 2013. Data show -- convincingly -- that repeated head injuries from contact sports are bad for your health in many ways.

Today, Washington Post columnist Sally Jenkins wrote a column, "Youth football concussions can be prevented: Ask Archie Manning and Tom Brady Sr. how," that centered on Archie Manning, the former Ole Miss and NFL great and patriarch of the Manning QB family tree. It's worth reading, particularly if you have a young son playing the game.

Likewise, on Wednesday ESPN reported on a new book, "League of Denial," that exposes the NFL's efforts, as the authors claim, to cover up the growing amount of information that tied head injuries in football to long-term health problems such as dementia. The book's authors, Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru, have strong credibility as investigative reporters: They previously uncovered the BALCO steroid scandal that undid the career of baseball's Barry Bonds.

-- Phillip Tutor
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