Kids Should Be Allowed To Play Football Despite Injury Risk, Poll Finds
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January 23, 2014


About 80 percent of people agree that children should be permitted to play football despite the risk of injury associated with it, a new poll says.

Nearly three quarters of the 1002 polled by Fairleigh Dickinson University/PublicMind also said they were aware of a $914 settlement between the National Football League and former players over traumatic brain injuries. A federal judge last week blocked the ruling.

"The popularity of the game is obviously heightening interest over an issue that’s not tied to the performance of a fan’s beloved team," said Krista Jenkins, director of PublicMind and...

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