Doctor Equates Football With Child Abuse

By Grace Vasquez

The doctor who discovered CTE believes allowing kids younger than 18 play football is the same as child abuse.

Dr. Bennet Omalu, a neuropathologist and expert in the study of the effects of concussions, recently reacted to the study that found 110 of 111 former NFL players who had their brains donated suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Dr. Omalu truly believes letting children play football is the definition of “child abuse.” He doesn’t believe there is any way to make the sport safer.

Omalu said during an event in New York, according to Sports Illustrated, “It is the definition of child abuse.“Someday there will be a district attorney who will prosecute for child abuse [on the football field], and it will succeed.”

Omalu’s findings were dramatized in the movie “Concussion,” with Will Smith portraying Omalu.

Omalu says he doesn’t believe the NFL can do anything to make the sport safer for its players, and even if there was, the league would only be focused on their own bottom line. Do you agree? Isn’t there risk with any sport? ~grace


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