Discussion

Change in helmets needed for 2011

Originally Published: October 26, 2010
By Gregg Easterbrook | Page 2

If football wants to make a fundamental change in protecting players from neurological harm -- and to avoid being regulated out of business by Congress -- rules tinkering won't do. Radical change is required.

What's needed is to rethink the helmet, making it safer for both the player who wears it and the player being hit. Here's how: Put padding on the outside of the helmet, so the helmet stops being a weapon.

Pick up any recently manufactured football helmet from high-quality ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

ALSO SEE

ESPN TOP HEADLINES