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Concussion risk in sports should not be overstated

Concussions in football have become the target of rules and lawsuits. Current and former football players speak out regularly on the subject, even opining on whether their children will be playing the sport.

To date, the biggest newsmaker is the NFL, where more than 4,500 former players have filed suit, some accusing the league of fraud for its handling of concussions. They include former Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Dorsett and Super Bowl-winning Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon, who suffers from dementia.

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