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Is It Time to Retire the Football Helmet?

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TAKE IT OFF! TAKE IT OFF!
"Why do football players wear helmets in the first place?" asks the Wall Street Journal. "Some people have advocated for years to take the helmet off, take the face mask off. That'll change the game dramatically," says Fred Mueller, a University of North Carolina professor who studies head injuries. "Maybe that's better than brain damage." The problem is that there's nothing any helmet could do to stop the brain from taking lots of small hits.

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