Today we have a follow-up from our colleague Len Jernigan of North Carolina.
Last week, we shared a post about a surprisingly common illness affecting retired NFL players: chronic obesity.
In 1990, less than 70 players in the NFL weighed more than 300 pounds. Today there are more than 350 who weigh that much. All this weight adds up to
higher death rates for retired NFL linemen than for the general public.