Mike Freeman, reporting for CBS Sports:
The main conclusion of the NIOSH study, which it says wascommissioned by the union, is that players in the study had a muchlower rate of death overall compared to men in the generalpopulation. This means, on average, NFL players are actuallyliving longer than men in the general population which contradictsa popular notion that former NFL players live into their mid-50s.
Out of the 3,439 players in the study, 334 were deceased. Based onestimates from the general population, NIOSH had anticipated 625would be deceased.
Good news for football.?