LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Potentially dangerous sports are elective

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“Blind side to concussions: NFL’s latest legal blows give feeble push to NCAA” (Web, Tuesday) focuses on college and professional league sports. Missing from the discourse is any mention of high school injuries, and even the next lower class of youth league sports.

All contact sports are potentially open to head injuries and other injuries. One such sport is boxing, and wrestling exposes athletes to concussions as well. It is logical that rules and equipment design in sports include injury-avoidance considerations. It is distressing that our legal system feeds on this. Perhaps the next logical measure is that all participants in sports, especially those playing professional football, be required to sign a waiver to legal action in the event of injury. No one is forcing these players to participate in the sports.

JERRY L. SHINN

Westminster, Md.

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