Longtime Broadcaster Bob Costas  said that as far as he is concerned, the future of football in the United States is clear ....and bleak.  Costas said last night "the realityis that this game destroys peoples brains.

Costas, who has hosted Football Night in America on NBC for more than a decade, said the sport could collapse over time, barring a development in technology to make it reasonably safe.  The broadcaster who was speaking at a roundtable discussion at the University of Maryland, said that the decline of football, which was once a "cash cow" is the most significant story in American sports.

"The cracks in the foundation are there", Costas said,"the day to day issues, as serious as they may be, may come and go.....but you cannot change the nature of the game.

If he had an athletically gifted 12 or 13 year old son, he said I would not let him play football!!

If they don't find a way to make it safe, and none of us don't see how they will do that, then the game's not going to be around.  It's not.


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