Dear Future President,
I am writing to you from Watsonville, California. I am currently in 7th grade and my favorite sport his football and I play it too. I have heard people getting CTE from taking hits from other people in the NFL.
According from the site http://www.cbssports.com "Research conducted on almost 100 deceased NFL players revealed that over 95 percent of them tested positive for the degenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalitic (CTE)".
People can get CTE from taking hits in the head from other people, for example Tyler Sash got CTE. "Researchers say it can stem from major, debilitating concussions as well as repeated hits to the head that don’t result in noticeable symptoms."
This issue is important because a lot of famous football players have had to quit their career because they didn't want to get injured or they don't want to get (CTE). So when football players die sometimes they might donate their brain to scientists so they can study it.
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I am Colin, and can you make new football helmets that keep players safe so they don't get CTE.