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It is a violent sport and that should come as no surprise to anyone. People choose to play this sport (and other contact sports) and nobody is stopping them from playing it and/or walking away from it. And I doubt if this sport is going to end at the apex, the NFL; there is already talk of eliminating football from schools, because of the legal issues involved. It may not be a question of schools wanting or not wanting contact sports; it may be a case of whether or not they can afford the liability for sports. And before anyone goes pressing any thumbs up or thumbs down, I offer this as an observation, and not an opinion.
Comment229 you should know that other commenters do not read your comment as an observation. The thumbs down will come before they get to that point.
bizsmith Yes... I have seen it before... and it is just part of the game here I guess. There isn't much I can do about it if people don't take the time to read it all. I could put a disclaimer up front too, and some people would not read further than that as well. And so it goes.....
Re: "It may not be a question of schools wanting or not wanting contact sports..." True, comment229. It may be a question of society demanding that schools perform the function of educating children to make wise decisions. It may also be a question of parents realizing that children need help making decisions which can affect their future health.
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