It's been a head-spinning kind of week, excuse the pun.

Over the weekend I published a series of articles focusing on the latest research and arguments about chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

Included in the series was a first-person piece that traversed my involvement in reporting on head injuries in sport, and how my thinking on the subject had evolved to the point where I believe the negatives of allowing pre-teens to play contact sport outweighed positives.


There was some strong, predictable reaction, most, if I'd be so bold to suggest, coming from people who hadn't read the piece.