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Should football be banned from high school and middle school.

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Started: 4/8/2016 Category: Health
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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kl23657

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Football is a very brutal sport and should be banned from middle school and high school. First of all, football players in high school are more likely to get a concussion than college football players. Concussions can lead to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
Pwalt

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My opponent will have to prove that the brain damage suffered from high school football(not all areas have middle schools) poses a serious long term risk to the players mental health. I argue that high school football poses no serious risk to mental health, and will address my opponents attempts to prove that it does. I also argue that football provides benefits that translate into the world after high school. Many studies have found that playing high school sports benefits individuals in the long run. A Cornell study concluded that " former student-athletes...possess relatively greater leadership ability as well as more self-confidence and self-respect than others and tend to demonstrate similar characteristics in addition to reporting greater pro social behavior late in life." Since 25% of all male student athletes play football, it is safe to say that football ingrains these advantages into its players.
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Posted by GoOrDin 1 year ago
GoOrDin
Football is a stupid sport. This is what I hate about America.
Football had potential, but people made it about the ball, not the field.
which is wrong.
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