concussions and obesity

10/5/2011: From Frank Deford at NPR:

All the worse, the current national model has it that some impoverished kid from the inner city risks concussions and obesity to play football in order to pay for the scholarship of a javelin thrower and the salary of an assistant swimming coach and the plane fare for the volleyball team. That’s a disgrace. Where is it written that that’s the way an athletic department should be operated, on the shoulder pads of poor kids …

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