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Joe Reedy
Bengals Beat Writer

The Quick and the Dead


As the game gets faster and more violent, its players accept certain inherent risks -- like paralysis. Carson Palmer's recent comments about someone dying in a game also has players thinking about another risk. With the speed of the game it is a wonder that there have not been more cases of paralysis. But with the speed and strength of player's these days, it is not out of the realm of possibility that a death could happen in a game. It's happened in baseball, hockey and auto racing. It could happen in the NFL.

While a player has not died in a game, one has died during a practice at training camp -- former Viking Korey Stringer in 2001.

By Joe Reedy  |  September 9, 2009; 8:03 AM ET  | Category:  Cincinnati Bengals , Concussions , Medical , NFL Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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