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Football-Related Deaths Are a Cause for Concern

November 22, 1986

In the last few weeks, two local high school football players were killed on the playing field. Each year there are football-related deaths throughout the country's high schools.

Since football is embedded so deeply in many Americans' consciences, the sport will undoubtedly never be banned. But, isn't it possible to administer extensive physical tests to high school players to determine if their still-maturing bodies are sturdy enough to withstand football's violent contact?

JOHN WOLCOTT

Santa Monica

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