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12-16-2011, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by vladmyir111 View Post
Because those numbers are "life expectancy" taken from a very small sample and basically the educated opinion of some experts, not the actual average life span of all NFL players who have ever played.
Actually there is quite a bit of evidence supporting this fact. Ron Mix, an NFL Hall of Famer and a lawyer has done a great deal of work on the reduced life span of NFL players. Ron has also raised a tremendous amount of money to help retired players and their families.

If you don't think football takes a toll, go to any function with former NFL players and just look around at the number of middle age men will all sorts of evident physical ailments. This was first pointed out to me by Chuck Bednarik, a true NFL great who counted himself as one of the lucky ones because he had survived his career well.

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