"First, we need more information about head injuries and the science of this," he said. "As with smoking, people need to be able to make an informed choice. Then, it's like coal mining. We should make sure that the people who do these dangerous jobs work in as safe conditions as possible, and have all the benefits they can for the purposes of doing their jobs."
Mr. Zirin said the best way to understand football is not as a sociocultural battlefield, but rather as a prosaic, potentially hazardous work environment.