The Life and Career of an NFL Athlete - 92Y, New York

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The Life and Career of an NFL Athlete

Chris Borland, Alan Schwarz and Robert Turner

As the evidence continues to mount on brain injuries and the long-term health risks of playing football, the sport continues to face scrutiny from former players, fans and concerned parents.

Many former NFL players, despite their fame, status and perceived wealth, struggle with the decision to keep playing. Once they retire, many encounter difficulties transitioning to their new life outside pro football. Many former players also suffer from cognitive decline. Learn more about the dangers of the sport and profession from former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland, author and former football player Robert Turner and Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist Alan Schwarz.

A book signing follows the event.

Christopher Borland

Christopher Borland is a former linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL) …

Alan Schwarz

Alan Schwarz is a former Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist at The New York Times best known for his 130-article series on concussions in sports …

Robert W. Turner II

Robert W. Turner II earned his Ph.D. in sociology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York …