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Can football be completely safe and still be football?

posted on October 4, 2013

Marv Cook, standout University of Iowa and NFL tight end and Iowa City Regina High School football coach, and Dr. Andy Peterson, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics and director of the University of Iowa's sports concussion program, say there's no way to make football 100 percent safe. But they say the overall risk of serious injury is pretty low, and the benefits of participating in sports outweigh those risks.

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