Flynn – It’s a myth that football has grown more dangerous Dan Leberfeld

Author Daniel Flynn has a new book out called, “The War on Football: Saving America’s Game.”

He claims some of data out about the dangers of football has been embellished.

“It’s a myth that NFL players are killing themselves at six times the national average,” Flynn said. “It’s an urban myth. This source of his myth has retracted it. There is no evidence. There is no suicide epidemic.

“There has been science done, and players actually outlive men in society.

“When we used to talk about the dangers of football. We talked about players getting killed on the field. That isn’t happening anymore. In the late 1960’s, there were about 25 deaths a year due to hits. It’s down to about four a year. The game has gotten a lot safer.”