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Panel criticizes NFL on safety research

Updated: May 24, 2010, 6:14 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- A congressional committee criticized the NFL's research into equipment, particularly helmets, questioning if player safety is indeed being given top priority in an "infected system that needs to be cleaned up."

The House Judiciary Committee also expressed dissatisfaction at a Manhattan forum Monday with how the league is dealing with retired players now suffering from traumatic head injuries.

Reps. Linda Sanchez, D-Calif., and Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., questioned Drs. Richard ...

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