George Will wonders about football’s future Dan Leberfeld
Washington Post columnist George Will wonders if future has much of a future.
“Football is entertainment in which the audience is expected to delight in gladiatorial action that a growing portion of the audience knows may cause the players degenerative brain disease,” wrote Will over the weekend.
Will was asked about his football column by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on “This Week,” and expounded about what he wrote.
“Over 20 yards, which is where a lot of football is played, these guys are as fast as cats, fast as running backs, and the kinetic energy is producing what is called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, CTE, get used to that, because it’s going to be the subject of lawsuits and other things,” Will said. “The crucial word is chronic. Repeated, small but repeated blows to the head, the brain floating in the pan in the skull, now we know causes early dementia and other problems.”