It’s Time to Take Your Kids out of Football

We’ve learned over the past few years of the long-term effects that come from repeated blows to the head, most notably from a study by Dr. Ann McKee that found that 110 out of 111 brains of deceased NFL players showed signs of CTE, or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. CTE results in memory loss, mood disorders, cognitive decline, and, later in life (though often not much later), dementia.

Although the NFL and youth football organizations alike have made strides in protecting the safety of the players — including changing tackling rules and banning helmets…