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Some parents saying 'no' to tackle football over CTE fears

NEW YORK — Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti sat with his wife, Lynn, in their Hamptons home reminiscing about the past. Buoniconti played for the 1972 Miami Dolphins, the only NFL team to win the Super Bowl with a perfect season. "We went 17-0 that year," he said proudly. In 2001 when he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Buoniconti looked like the picture of health. Now, at age 77, he is wheelchair-bound, has trouble concentrating, and needs a full-time caregiver to help him with everyday tasks. advertisement ...