Category Archives: NFL Lawsuits

Doctors have discovered the first case of CTE in a living patient

Doctors believe they have identified the first case of CTE in a living patient

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/11/16/doctors-believe-they-have-identified-the-first-case-of-cte-in-a-living-patient/23279706/Wednesday, news broke that researchers had, for the first time, identified CTE in a living person.

Now, via a CNN segment with Dr. Bennet Omalu, who led the study, the player’s name has been released.

Omalu told listeners that the player described in …

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Chicago researchers confirm diagnosis of CTE in former NFL player before his death

https://www.sbnation.com/2017/11/16/16665522/cte-research-concussions-diagnosis-living-patients-nflThe link between football and CTE is too strong to deny.

Researchers at Boston University’s CTE center found in a recent study of brains of deceased players who played football at the high school, college, or professional level that 99 percent of the …

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Ex-NFL player is first case of CTE found in living person – Irish Times

Scientists claim they have confirmed evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in a living patient for the first time, a potential breakthrough in the research of the progressive degenerative brain disease that’s been linked to repeated blows …

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Former NFL Player Confirmed as First Case of CTE in Living Person

Researchers said they have confirmed the first case of a living person diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy more commonly known as CTE—in a former NFL player.

CTE is a degenerative brain disease found in athletes, military veterans, and …

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CTE turned ex-NFL star McNeill from top lawyer to ‘other person’

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/cte-turned-ex-nfl-star-mcneill-top-lawyer-other-person-n821956Now he’s become a medical first.

A positron emission tomography (PET) brain scan done in 2012 showed he had chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE — the degenerative brain disease being linked increasingly to professional football and to head …

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Attorneys Double-Dipping Millions From Player’s NFL Settlements

OPINION:

Un Friggin’ Believable! Talk about a bunch of greedy, money-grubbing attorneys, I swear!

As part of the settlement the NFL has already set aside $112.5 million for the attorneys in the NFL concussion settlement. But now, some exceptionally greedy attorneys are also trying to double-dip and charge players and their families from 25% up to 40% ($1,250,000 to $2,000,000 additional) out of the individual player’s settlement amounts – despite the fact that they didn’t have to do any additional or individual work on the case to earn those extra fees!

These attorneys need to be stopped by the judge AND be stripped of their licenses to practice law!

Former NFL football players say attorneys taking too much of CTE settlement

http://www.wfaa.com/news/former-nfl-football-players-say-attorneys-taking-too-much-of-cte-settlement/437263147Thousands of ex-pro football players with CTE filed a class action lawsuit against the NFL.

They settled the case for just over a billion dollars.

Players like Smith are set to receive 5 million dollars each and that’s money Smith’s wife needs to help …

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Setting the record straight on CTE

https://sports.yahoo.com/setting-record-straight-cte-140859578.htmlThe groundbreaking study that revealed CTE in 87 of 91 deceased NFL players’ brains it examined; the release of the movie “Concussion”; and the NFL’s concussion settlement and subsequent public acknowledgment of a connection between football and CTE …

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Family of late Pittsburg State football player files suit against NCAA, MIAA

http://fox4kc.com/2017/06/05/family-of-late-pittsburg-state-football-player-files-suit-against-ncaa-miaa/Concussions and their effect on the brain have received considerable attention in recent years as researchers concluded there is a link between CTE and Lou Gehrig’s disease, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and dementia.

In January of last year, a federal …

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Justin Strzelczyk’s Wife Discusses Former Steeler’s Life, Family’s Struggle With CTE, And Advocacy

http://www.steelersdepot.com/2017/05/justin-strzelczyks-wife-discusses-former-steelers-life-familys-struggle-cte-advocacy/She also pointed out that a past concussion lawsuit that produced a settlement for players didn’t even leave Strzelczyk’s family eligible to benefit because it only applied to those who had died since 2006.

McMahan is an active participant in different …

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Nick Buoniconti shines light on CTE

http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/editorials/article151193552.htmlBuoniconti expressed anger at the NFL, which reached a $1 billion concussion settlement to cover the cost of CTE and other brain issues with about 20,000 former football players.

Buoniconti says that’s not enough and accuses the NFL of letting him and …

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Talking about CTE and the NFL’s Concussion Settlement with former Cleveland Browns QB Bernie Kosar

http://www.news5cleveland.com/news/local-news/cleveland-metro/talking-about-cte-and-the-nfls-concussion-settlement-with-former-cleveland-browns-qb-bernie-kosarCLEVELAND
Bernie Kosar’s vitamin treatments usually last around an hour and a half, leaving us plenty of time to talk on a recent visit.

In talking about the concussions Kosar suffered through his career and the impact they’ve had on his health, the …

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Ex-NFL Players Drop Group CTE Workers Compensation Suit

In that case, a class of former players settled with the NFL on concussion and head injury claims for an uncapped amount, which could reach close to $1 billion.

The settlement covers thousands of former players, who must now file claims under the …

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Only Half of Eligible Players Have Registered for NFL Concussion Settlement

Nearly 10K Register for NFL Concussion Settlement

http://www.athleticbusiness.com/law-policy/nearly-10k-former-nfl-players-register-in-concussion-settlement.htmlAlmost 10,000 retired football players have registered to receive payouts from a $1 billion settlement with the NFL in a class-action concussion-related lawsuit.

Pittsburgh attorney Jason Luckasevic expected even more by now.

There are more than 20,000 …

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Only half of eligible players sign up for NFL concussion settlement

http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/news/2017/03/08/nfl-concussion-settlement-philly-court-seeger.htmlThousands and thousands of former NFL players are registering to get payments from settlement of a class-action suit over concussion-related injuries.

Nearly 10,000 former National Football League players, their families, or their legal representatives …

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Update on NFL Concussion Settlement Registration

http://jeffnixon.sportsblog.com/posts/32222725/update-on-nfl-concussion-settlement-registration.htmlAll settlement class members must register by August 7, 2017, to be eligible for benefits (such as a baseline assessment or monetary award).

Registration can be completed either online or by mail.

Retired NFL players and their representatives can visit …

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IN BRIEF: Stage Set for $112.5M Fee Fight in NFL Concussion Case

http://www.nationallawjournal.com/id=1202779954374/IN-BRIEF-Stage-Set-for-1125M-Fee-Fight-in-NFL-Concussion-CaseAlthough the NFL concussion litigation has ended in a $1 billion settlement, a new dispute has kicked off as the players’ attorneys rush to score a piece of the $112.5 million pot of legal fees.

Earlier this month, Christopher Seeger and Sol Weiss, the …

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Concussion settlement cost NFL $1.3 billion

http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/concussion-settlement-cost-nfl-13-billion-20170224-gul5bu.htmlWith James McManus launching proceedings against the Newcastle Knights, rugby league is entering similar waters that the NFL and other sports have already sailed.

After years of former players being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other serious …

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Dr. Omalu still asking questions NFL doesn’t want to hear

Borges: Dr. Bennet Omalu still asking questions NFL doesn’t want to hear

http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/patriots/2017/02/borges_dr_bennet_omalu_still_asking_questions_nfl_doesnt_want_to_hearHis further study into it launched what has become known as the concussion epidemic in sports, led to a nearly billion dollar settlement of a class-action suit filed against the NFL by its struggling former players and resulted in the powers of both …

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Stage Set for $112.5M Fee Fight in NFL Concussion Case

http://www.thelegalintelligencer.com/id=1202779803099/Stage-Set-for-1125M-Fee-Fight-in-NFL-Concussion-CaseAlthough the NFL concussion litigation has ended in a $1 billion settlement, a new dispute has kicked off as the players’ attorneys rush to score a piece of the $112.5 million pot of legal fees.

Earlier this month, Christopher Seeger and Sol Weiss, the …

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Ex-NFL Players Reminded to Register for Concussion Settlement

http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2017/02/13/441626.htmA federal judge last week urged NFL retirees to register for a concussion settlement that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years.

About 22,000 retirees are encouraged to get baseline neurological testing.

The league expects more than 6,000 of …

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Ex-Titan Frank Wycheck opens up to News about concussions, thoughts of suicide and why NFL settlement is a ‘joke’

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/wycheck-opens-concussions-suicide-nfl-settlement-joke-article-1.2969979“This was a really big step for me,” says Wycheck, a three-time Pro Bowl player during his 11-year NFL career with Washington and the Oilers/Titans.

Most people would probably not hesitate or blink an eye at the offer to travel to golf’s mecca and the …

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Billion-Dollar Decision In NFL Concussion Case

Supreme Court Makes Billion-Dollar Decision In NFL Concussion Case

https://sports.good.is/articles/nfl-concussion-settlement-gets-supreme-court-okAfter putting players through years of concussions—and their costly health consequences—the Supreme Court effectively finalized the tab the NFL must pay to set things right in the eyes of the law.

It’s a big one.

Rebuffing some challenges to the …

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NFL concussion settlement nears payout with Supreme Court rejection of challenge

http://pennrecord.com/stories/511060090-nfl-concussion-settlement-nears-payout-with-supreme-court-rejection-of-challengeThe U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 12 denied a request by a group of retired National Football League Players to hear their challenge of a concussion lawsuit settlement approved in April 2015 in federal district court in Pennsylvania.

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Supreme Court Denies Review of NFL Players’ Concussion Settlement

In April of 2015, Pennsylvania federal district court judge Anita B. Brody approved a settlement between the National Football League (NFL) and retired football players intended to resolve thousands of concussion lawsuits dating back to 2011.

The …

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Pro Football | NFL Concussion Settlement Payments Can Begin After Supreme Court Defers

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/12/sports/football/nfl-concussion-settlement-payments-supreme-court.htmlChristoper Seeger, who represented former N.F.L. players in a concussion settlement, outside of the United States Courthouse in Philadelphia in 2014.

The Supreme Court declined to review the case on Monday.

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NFL Concussion Accord Take Fight to Supreme Court

Objectors to NFL Concussion Accord Take Fight to Supreme Court

http://www.thelegalintelligencer.com/philadelphia-eastern-pa/id=1202766450892/Objectors-to-NFL-Concussion-Accord-Take-Fight-to-Supreme-Court?mcode=1202615465415&curindex=101A faction of retired professional football players unhappy with the terms of the NFL’s $1 billion concussion litigation settlement have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their grievances.

In a petition for writ of certiorari filed late Tuesday …

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Appeals Filed in NFL Concussion Settlement

http://www.thelegalintelligencer.com/philadelphia-eastern-pa/id=1202726491293/Appeals-Filed-in-NFL-Concussion-Settlement?mcode=1202615465415&curindex=421Three weeks after the settlement between the National Football League and its former players who suffered head injuries while playing for the NFL got final approval, challenges to it are getting under way.

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Attorney accused of seeking double payment for representing Kevin Turner in NFL concussion lawsuit

Many opted out of the concussion settlement.

Now they hope to have “their day in court” as they seek separate legal action against the NFL. “We’ve asked that the Court set a status conference in (2017) and look forward to finally getting their day in …

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Ex-Players Drop Case to Force NFL to Pay Workers’ Compensation for Concussions

http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2016/12/28/436610.htmThe U.S district court in eastern Pennsylvania, under U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody, oversaw a consolidation of concussion lawsuits against the NFL and reached a settlement valued at as much as $1 billion in potential benefits for more than 22,000 …

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NFL’s concussion settlement means players can pay for treatment

Terry Beasley can barely get out of bed.

He keeps an ice pack on his head and a cloth over his eyes to keep out the light.

The excruciating headaches never go away.

Beasley, a star receiver at Auburn University, spent three years in the NFL playing for the …

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NFL does not avoid discovery in concussion court battle with insurers

https://www.all22.com/nfl/nfl-not-avoid-discovery-concussion-court-battle-insurersAccording to gaming and sports law attorney Daniel Wallach, a New York appellate court denied the NFL’s motion to halt discovery in the insurance coverage dispute related to the concussion settlement.

Put simply, evidence that was not heard in the …

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NFL concussion settlement nears payout with Supreme Court rejection of challenge

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 12 denied a request by a group of retired National Football League Players to hear their challenge of a concussion lawsuit settlement approved in April 2015 in federal district court in Pennsylvania.

The …

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Supreme Court leaves $1B NFL concussion settlement in place

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the final two challenges to the estimated $1 billion settlement between the NFL and thousands of its former players who have been diagnosed with brain injuries linked to repeated concussions.

Players who already have …

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Supreme Court Makes Billion-Dollar Decision In NFL Concussion Case

https://sports.good.is/articles/nfl-concussion-settlement-gets-supreme-court-okAfter putting players through years of concussions—and their costly health consequences—the Supreme Court effectively finalized the tab the NFL must pay to set things right in the eyes of the law.

It’s a big one.

Rebuffing some challenges to the …

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NFL concussion settlement nears payout with Supreme Court rejection of challenge

http://pennrecord.com/stories/511060090-nfl-concussion-settlement-nears-payout-with-supreme-court-rejection-of-challengeWASHINGTON
The U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 12 denied a request by a group of retired National Football League Players to hear their challenge of a concussion lawsuit settlement approved in April 2015 in federal district court in Pennsylvania.

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Supreme Court Denies Review of NFL Players’ Concussion Settlement

In April of 2015, Pennsylvania federal district court judge Anita B. Brody approved a settlement between the National Football League (NFL) and retired football players intended to resolve thousands of concussion lawsuits dating back to 2011.

The …

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Pro Football|NFL Concussion Settlement Payments Can Begin After Supreme Court Defers

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/12/sports/football/nfl-concussion-settlement-payments-supreme-court.htmlChristoper Seeger, who represented former N.F.L. players in a concussion settlement, outside of the United States Courthouse in Philadelphia in 2014.

The Supreme Court declined to review the case on Monday.

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BREAKING NEWS: NFL Concussion Appeal Rejected by SCOTUS

Supreme Court Rejects Challenges To NFL Concussion Settlement

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/12/505279156/supreme-court-rejects-challenges-to-nfl-concussion-settlementThe U.S. Supreme Court says it will not consider a challenge to the terms of a concussion-related settlement between the National Football League and more than 20,000 retired players.

The decision settled a class-action case filed by former players who accused …

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Supreme Court denies NFL head injury settlement appeals

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/2016/12/nfl-head-injury-settlement-will-stand/Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily’s Supreme Court correspondent, looks at several significant cases denied for consideration by the Supreme Court on Monday morning.

The Supreme Court refused on …

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Supreme Court rejects challenge to the estimated $1 billion plan by the NFL to settle thousands of lawsuits

Supreme Court reject challenges to the estimated $1 billion plan by the NFL to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits by former players.

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New lawsuit demands NFL recognize ‘living CTE’

New lawsuit from former players demands NFL recognize ‘living CTE’

http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/news/nfl-lawsuit-cte-retired-players-union-corey-fuller-/1gmgj8lwo9jwa14i7mtanfo7wwThe NFL is facing another lawsuit related to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. The latest suit, filed Monday in a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., court, lists 38 former players and demands the NFL recognize that “living CTE has now become clinically …

New lawsuit from former players demands NFL recognize ‘living CTE’ – Sporting News

Why I’m donating my brain for concussion research: Bob McKeown

http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/bob-mckeown-concussions-1.3853245Ex-CFL player has concussion lawsuit dismissed. According to Dr. … And while it’s true the NFL was in state of denial for years, in 2016 the league has finally acknowledged that link between football concussions and dementia in later life and reached …

Why I’m donating my brain for concussion research: Bob McKeown – CBC.ca

nytimes.comBecause of his age at the time of his diagnosis, Turner stood to receive $5 million, money that will go to his family if the settlement remains unchanged after all appeals are exhausted. (The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit heard oral arguments in the appeal in November; judges have yet to rule.) (Image courtesy of NYTimes.com).

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Former NFL player Kevin Turner diagnosed with CTE

CTE has been diagnosed in 91 of 95 professional football players who donated their brains for CTE research at the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank and the Concussion Legacy Foundation. The disease has Alzheimer’s-like symptoms including dementia, memory loss …

Former NFL player Kevin Turner diagnosed with CTE – CNN

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BOSTON (AP) — Researchers say they’ve found a traumatic brain disease in former Eagles and Patriots fullback Kevin Turner, who was the lead plaintiff in a concussion lawsuit against the NFL. The doctors announced the results of their study yesterday …

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NFL Concussion Suit Lead Plaintiff Kevin Turner Diagnosed with CTE

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2673855-nfl-concussion-suit-lead-plaintiff-kevin-turner-diagnosed-with-cteFormer NFL running back Kevin Turner, who died in March, was diagnosed Thursday with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a neurodegenerative disease at the forefront of the league’s concussion crisis. Nadia Kounang of CNN reported Thursday the

NFL Concussion Suit Lead Plaintiff Kevin Turner Diagnosed with CTE – Bleacher Report

NFL’s Latest Concussion Setback Carries Billion-Dollar Price Tag

http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2016/11/01/nfls-latest-concussion-setback-carries-billion-dollar-price-tag.htmlA judge’s decision to compel the NFL to reveal its knowledge of concussion-related health risks could have far more damaging consequences for the league than whether it will have to cover a pending $1 billion class action settlement to injured players

NFL’s Latest Concussion Setback Carries Billion-Dollar Price Tag – Fox Business

Supreme Court Could Block NFL’s $1 Billion Concussion Settlement

http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2016/10/02/428159.htmA second petition has been filed asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reject the $1 billion settlement of NFL concussion lawsuits because of how it treats curr.

Supreme Court Could Block NFL’s $1 Billion Concussion Settlement – Insurance Journal

Supreme Court asked to reject $1 billion NFL concussion settlement

http://www.si.com/nfl/2016/09/29/nfl-concussion-lawsuit-appeal-supreme-courtAnother petition was filed asking the United States Supreme Court to throw out a $1 billion settlement of NFL concussion lawsuits, citing treatment of current brain injuries versus future ones. Former NFL players who filed the petition on Monday say …sportal.co.in

Supreme Court asked to reject $1 billion NFL concussion settlement – Sports Illustrated

Supreme Court again asked to block $1B NFL concussion settlement

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/17663460/supreme-court-again-asked-block-1b-nfl-concussion-settlementPHILADELPHIA — A second petition has been filed asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reject the $1 billion settlement of NFL concussion lawsuits because of how it treats current brain injuries versus future ones. The former players who filed the petition …

Supreme Court again asked to block $1B NFL concussion settlement – ESPN

CTE and NFL concussions continue to cloud Roger Goodell’s reign

CTE and concussions continue to cloud Roger Goodell’s reign
Hall of Popularity Giants linebacker Harry Carson is talking in the quiet of a conference room at the renowned Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on a recent Monday, hours prior to the 31st annual Buoniconti “Great Sports Legends” gala starts.
It is a night where numerous thousands of dollars are raised for the Miami Project to Treat Paralysis and its development arm, the Buoniconti Fund, which is named in honor of quadriplegic Marc Buoniconti, the boy of another Hall of Fame linebacker and previous Dolphins terrific …

 

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NFL concussion spotter pulled Hawley on final drive Lost in the chaos of the Bucs’last drive to set up Roberto Aguayo’s game-winning kick Monday night was the truth the NFL’s independent concussion spotter had Bucs center Joe Hawley come out of the game, believing a potential concussion to be examined. The Bucs had running back Jacquizz Rodgers go to the ideal side for a 3-yard gain, and Hawley, in blocking the run, was down on the field with his head down for a short minute at the end of the play.

Doctor profiled in ‘Concussion’ film warns of football brain injury risks

Doctor profiled in ‘Concussion’movie warns of football brain injury risks
Signed up with by 2 retired NFL gamers and speaking before more than 200 students– a lot of them athletes for the school’s groups– he made plain his …
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Is Soccer Facing An NFL-Style Concussion Crisis?
By Robert SilvermanThe British newspaper the Daily Telegraph announced a project on Monday to compel soccer’s governing bodies to launch an examination into the …See all stories on this subject