Hey, Dr. Cantu — How About Getting a Word in Edgewise About Public Health

Published April 29th, 2012, Uncategorized

Dr. Robert Cantu, he of the $1 million National Football League grant to study chronic traumatic encephelopathy (“no strings,” Alan Schwarz of The New York Times reassured one and all at the time), says the NFL may have to consider barring players with concussion histories.

See “NFL doc: Barring concussed players ‘definitely could be something in the future,”” http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/eye-on-football/18895698/nfl-doc-barring-concussed-players-definitely-could-be-something-in-the-future. (The CBSSports.com piece, in turn, cites a new Sports Illustrated article, for which I do not have a link.)

How nice to see Cantu dispensing advice to the NFL on legal liability.

Many of the rest of us would rather see Cantu chiming in, with a clear and unconflicted voice, on the public health ramifications of football at all levels.


Irv Muchnick