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What Do All Those Hits Mean for the Players When the Game Is Over?

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February 1, 2013
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wants to share the blame. Not surprisingly, given that thousands of former players are suing the league about its handling of concussions, the topics of player health and improved safety dominated Goodell's 45-minute session Friday.


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