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Concussion story in the NFL seems to have been lost in the shuffle

Concussion story in the NFL seems to have been lost in the shuffle

On one level, the NFL has to know it found a silver lining in Tom Brady and Ray Rice. In timely fashion, they deflected attention from the league's potentially devastating long-range problem. Concussions.

Deflated footballs got more attention than damaged brains. That's because deflated footballs are easy to understand and cause only a temporary kerfuffle.

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FOR THE RECORD:

NFL: In a column in the Sept. 22 Sports section about the problem of concussions in the NFL, a production error caused the last name of Dr. Ann McKee to be misspelled as McFee. —
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And expect Rice to return to the NFL fairly soon. All we...

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