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Junior Seau
Fans are part of the football problem [Commentary]
Fans are part of the football problem [Commentary]

While football remains far and away our country's most popular sport, in the past few years it has also become our most fraught, thanks to a steady drumbeat of stories underscoring its moral and physical hazards. The headlines dominating the news for the past few weeks have outlined cases of domestic violence by players against their girlfriends (the Ravens' Ray Rice among them) and children, and the acknowledgment by the NFL that one in three players is likely to suffer brain trauma. As for us fans, we now find ourselves in a situation analogous to those refs hunched over instant replay machines. Rather than simply kicking back in front of games, we are being forced to...