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.