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Study: NFL helmets were poorly rated

Updated: May 10, 2011, 12:46 AM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 40 percent of NFL players last season wore a helmet model that got the second-lowest rating for reducing the risk of concussions in a study by Virginia Tech researchers.

Riddell's VSR-4 helmet received just one star in a study of football helmets led by Virginia Tech professor of biomedical engineering Stefan Duma and released Tuesday. Another Riddell model -- the Revolution Speed -- was the only helmet that earned five stars, the top rating.

Five models -- two ...

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