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Mike Golic's 'Right Way' for Youth Football is Scary

Brian Patrick Harmon | Posted 02.10.2016 | Sports
Brian Patrick Harmon

About a year ago in a column, I called out ESPN radio host Mike Golic for his on-air suggestions that football is as safe as it's ever been and for his unwavering support of "Heads Up." Sunday morning, I called him out again.

What Donald Trump and Football Can Teach Us About "Chained" Women

Avraham Bronstein | Posted 02.08.2016 | Religion
Avraham Bronstein

SCRANTON, Pa. (JTA) -- Following eight years of struggle, an Israeli mother named Adina Porat finally received a Jewish writ of divorce, or get, earli...

NFL Insists Football Is Safe Even As List Of Players With CTE Grows

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 02.08.2016 | Sports

The Super Bowl is a beloved American tradition, with a heavy cash flow that leads back to the National Football League -- ad spots this year went...

The NFL's Brain Damage

Robert Scheer | Posted 02.05.2016 | Sports
Robert Scheer

As a recently suffering Oakland Raiders fan, I greeted the death of Kenny "The Snake" Stabler with a cocktail of fond memories. But it's a cocktail laced with the bitter news that Stabler, like so many of his peers, had suffered for years from the effects of concussions.

Is It Immoral to Watch the Super Bowl?

Tom Krattenmaker | Posted 02.05.2016 | Religion
Tom Krattenmaker

More Americans than ever before say they would not let their sons play football. Yet football remains our favorite spectator sport (it's not even close) and there is nothing to indicate that's about to change.

Roger Goodell: I Would 'Encourage' My Son To Play Football

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 02.05.2016 | Sports

"I would certainly encourage him to [play football]." - Goodell on if he'd let his son play football— Goo...

NFL Quarterback Had Stage 4 CTE When He Died, Family Says

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.03.2016 | Sports

Former NFL quarterback Earl Morrall had stage 4 CTE when he died at 79 in 2014, his family told The New York Times. Just after Morrall died, his famil...

NFL Legend Had CTE When He Died

Outside The Lines | Alana Horowitz | Posted 02.03.2016 | Sports

Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, who died in 2015 from complications resulting from colon cancer, also suffered from the effects of the...

Cuba Gooding Jr. Thinks O.J. Simpson May Have CTE

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 02.02.2016 | Sports

After spending weeks portraying one of the most notorious football players of all time, Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. says he believes ...

O.J. Simpson Likely Suffers From Brain Disease CTE, Says Bennet Omalu

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 01.29.2016 | Sports

In leading expert Dr. Bennet Omalu’s mind, there is little doubt that disgraced football star O.J. Simpson is suffering from chronic traumatic ...

Former Super Bowl Champion Diagnosed With CTE

AP | Kelly Chen | Posted 01.27.2016 | Sports

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Former NFL and Iowa safety Tyler Sash, who died last year at age 27, has been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalo...

How Junior Seau’s Daughter Wants You To Remember Her Father

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 01.20.2016 | Sports

On the afternoon of what would’ve been the Hall of Fame linebacker’s 47th birthday, Junior Seau’s daughter Sydney called for us all ...

Former Rams Player Lawrence Phillips Dead At 40

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 01.14.2016 | Sports

Former NFL player Lawrence Phillips died early Wednesday morning after being found unresponsive in his cell at Kern Valley State Prison in California...

A Youth Football Program Says 'No' To Tackling Before High School

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 01.07.2016 | Sports

Referencing an increased interest in flag football and a growing unease over on-field head injuries, a Massachusetts recreation department announced ...

My Academy Award Nominations for Best Health-Themed Movie of 2015

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 01.04.2016 | Entertainment
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Although there is no Oscar for the best health-themed movie, each year I nominate films for the year that have the best health themes. I select the w...

Mom Links Her Athlete Son's Death To This Football-Related Brain Disease

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.30.2015 | Sports

Paul Bright died at 24 last year in a motorcycle accident, but his mother, Kimberly Archie, believes there's more to the story than meets the ...

Are We Still Discussing the Future of Football?

Marian Salzman | Posted 12.29.2015 | Sports
Marian Salzman

By the time last year's Super Bowl rolled around, it was clear enough that I wasn't the only one predicting an end to the glory days of what is increasingly (and rightly) coming to be seen as a barbaric, violent and dangerous sport.

Which Is Worse For Your Health: Alcohol Or Football?

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.28.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

The film "Concussion" hit theaters on Christmas and renewed the ongoing conversation about football-related head injuries. HuffPost Live spoke with a ...

Shaquille O'Neal Tries To Excuse Odell Beckham Jr. After Hit

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 12.23.2015 | Sports

This is so damn dirty. So disappointing from Odell.— Daniel (@benchwarmerdan) December 20, 2015 After his dan...

Movie Review: Concussion... Fumbles

Carole Mallory | Posted 12.23.2015 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Concussion fumbles when it delves too much into Dr. Omalu's life. This indictment of the NFL becomes a love story which takes the focus off the football players where the real pathos is. Concussion should have revealed more about the tragic lives these esteemed players led and their needless suffering due to sport.

Concussion Focus Needs to Shift from NFL to Youth and High School Football

Ken Reed | Posted 12.22.2015 | Sports
Ken Reed

Many of those entering theaters this holiday season to watch this highly-promoted movie will only be marginally aware of the link between football, concussions, and CTE, the neurological disease resulting from repetitive brain trauma. A lot of them will be leave shocked at what they discover.

Are We Focusing Too Much Attention On Football Concussions?

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 12.28.2015 | Sports

For months now, controversy has followed “Concussion,” the highly anticipated film about the NFL’s concussion crisis, starring...

Concussion: A Catalyst to Change the Game

Sister Jenna | Posted 12.15.2015 | Religion
Sister Jenna

Photo by Kris Connor This week I attended a screening of Concussion, a new Will Smith movie about the impact of repeated head trauma in the National...

ESPN Analyst Blames 'Liberal Media' For 'War On Football'

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 12.08.2015 | Sports

The New York Times published an editorial on Monday that questioned whether parents should allow kids to play football, given increased awarenes...

The Hypocrisy of NFL Fans

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 12.03.2015 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

The Will Smith movie will connect those presently playing of the game with their post-playing repercussions. Adoring fans will have to come to terms with the costs of the sport in terms of the lasting damage to those who play for our enjoyment.