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Kavitha A. Davidson

Even Mike Ditka Thinks Football Is Too Dangerous

A shift in attitude from one of the league's staunchest, old-school voices should cause some fans to rethink their own views on player safety.
Dopwnhill from there.

Dopwnhill from there.

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Legendary Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka seems to have softened.

Or least he has seemingly changed his stance on the lawsuit some of his former players brought against the National Football League alleging the indiscriminate dispensing of narcotic painkillers. It marks a significant shift in attitude for one of the league's staunchest, old-school voices and, if nothing else, should cause some fans to rethink their own views on player safety.