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SBD/May 20, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies
Survey: Retired NFLers Suffer Ongoing Pain; Most Do Not Recommend Kids Play Sport
Published May 20, 2013
NO LOVE LOST: The Patriots last week released DT Kyle Love after he was diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes, and while SI's Jim Trotter called it a "classless move" by the franchise, he noted NFL teams are “protecting themselves from a liability standpoint with these players and their health." Trotter said, “Look at these concussion lawsuits. ... From what I’ve been told, some teams are already taking out insurance to protect themselves in case they lose that lawsuit. So from that standpoint, this doesn’t surprise me” (“Rome,” CBS Sports Network, 5/17).