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Doctors warn that relentless blows to the head may be giving football players lasting brain damage

Like most National Football League players, New York Jets receiver Rob Moore is accustomed to getting hit hard and jumping right back into the fray. But Thanksgiving weekend, as his team faced the Miami Dolphins, the 6-ft. 3-in., 205-lb. Moore caught a pass and got clocked so badly that he couldn't get up -- at least not for three minutes. When coaches and trainers finally hauled him to his feet, he was so dizzy and disoriented that a team doctor forced him to spend the rest of the game on the bench. Hours later Moore was still complaining of nausea and...

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