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Health--Former Pro Football Players Developing Early Dementia Due to Repeated Head Injuries

Updated on March 14, 2007

Early Onset Dementia Apparently Results from Repeated Head Injuries

The New York Times reports on recent steps the NFL and the player's union are taking to provide financial support for former NFL players who have developed dementia in their forties and fifties, apparently as a result of repeated brain concussions while they were players.

John Mackey, left, and Ralph Wenzel have no memory of playing togtether on the San Diego Chargers in 1972


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