A Disturbing New Study Of Youth Football Was Overshadowed By The Super Bowl

February 3, 2015 9:13 PM

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A Disturbing New Study Of Youth Football Was Overshadowed By The Super Bowl

NFL fans have been occupied with deflated footballs, Marshawn Lynch quotables and Russell Wilson interceptions over the past couple of weeks. So it’s excusable if they overlooked a study published last week that suggested a link between youth football and the deteriorating minds of former NFL players.

The study, conducted by researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine and published in the peer-reviewed medical journal Neurology, tested 42 former NFL players who had complained of "cognitive, behavioral, and mood symptoms" within the past six months. Half had started playing tackle foot...

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