American football (a clarification we make for the benefit of our friends across the Pond) is, far and away, America’s most popular and lucrative sport. However, notwithstanding the use of pads, the sport is hazardous, and injuries — life long injuries in particular — are common. It has recently been discovered that concussions and brain trauma are two of the more hazardous injuries that can result from a career in football. And now, litigation by former NFL players has commenced. This litigation bears close watching as it might have an impact not only on the NFL, but also on many educational and Pop Warner football programs in the US. After all, it does not take much imagination to envision copycat litigation.
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