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Brain Study Of Youth Football Player Donnovan Hill Reveals He Was Living With Massive Brain Damage

The Good Men Project | Posted 03.14.2017 | Healthy Living
The Good Men Project

The Pop Warner player, who was paralyzed at age 13 and died last year at age of 18, was a case study for the harms of the youth football game. The sho...

Sport and Society for Arete -Denial

Richard Crepeau | Posted 02.14.2017 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

It seems that by now most everyone, except Patriot and Falcon fans, should have fully recovered from the Super Bowl. As someone who has seen all fifty...

Sport and Society for Arete -The NFL's Alternative Facts

Richard Crepeau | Posted 02.02.2017 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

One of the new buzz phrases spreading across the nation out of Washington is "alternative facts." For those of us who have lived through several admin...

Leading CTE Expert Speaks Out

Ken Reed | Posted 01.06.2017 | Sports
Ken Reed

Ann McKee, M.D., is a neuropathologist who specializes in neurodegenerative disease, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), at Boston Unive...

Patriots Running Back Had ‘Unprecedented’ Degree Of CTE When He Died

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 11.05.2016 | Sports

Former NFL running back Kevin Turner suffered from the most advanced stage of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a degenerative disease linked ...

Sport and Society for Arete - Goodell and Drones

Richard Crepeau | Posted 09.16.2016 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

For the past few years the NFL, through the pious pronouncements from its Commissioner, Roger Goodell, has professed a heavy commitment to safety, wit...

NFL Launches Investigation Over Battery Of Hits To Cam Newton's Head

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 09.14.2016 | Sports

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton absorbed multiple hits to the head in the season-opening loss at Denver, and Broncos’ players said in the a...

NFL Concussion Protocol Failed Cam Newton

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 09.09.2016 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

Last night's NFL season opener between Denver and Carolina and the disregard for quarterback Cam Newton's brain health was a stark reminder of how far the NFL has to go in safeguarding players from the ramifications of concussions.

Concussions Are On The Rise In The NFL

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.29.2017 | Healthy Living

The NFL’s 97th season kicks off Thursday night, marking the start of tailgating and Monday night football for fans. But for those who study traumati...

Eugene Monroe Retires Early Over Concussion Fears

The Huffington Post | Thomas Lipe | Posted 07.21.2016 | Sports

Seven-year NFL veteran Eugene Monroe announced his retirement from the league Thursday on The Players’ Tribune. In a blog post, he cited concerns th...

Jake Plummer Slams 'Billionaire A*****e' Jerry Jones Over CTE

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 01.03.2017 | Sports

It’s become increasingly difficult to deny some connection between the game of football and long-term head trauma. With new, damning research sugges...

High-Level Academics + CTE = Success in College and Work

Patte Barth | Posted 06.06.2016 | Education
Patte Barth

Colonial School District straddles the boundary where suburban Wilmington gives way to Delaware's rural eastern shore. Its one high school, William Penn, serves a racially diverse population, about 40 percent of whom come from low-income families. Penn is a model for getting kids ready for life after graduation.

Scientists Are Getting Serious About Diagnosing CTE In The Living

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 01.03.2017 | Sports

Beginning this summer, the researchers behind a nationwide, seven-year, $16 million study will attempt to leap a hurdle that’s never been cleared be...

Buffalo Bills GM Believes Humans Are Not Supposed To Play Football

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 01.03.2017 | Sports

Another damning quote about the sport of football just hit the airwaves -- and this time the words were uttered by one of the NFL’s own. Asked wheth...

BMX Star Dave Mirra Had CTE When He Died, Doctors Say

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.03.2017 | Sports

Dave Mirra, the legendary athlete who helped popularize BMX in the world of extreme sports, suffered from chronic brain damage when he died in Februar...

'Miracle On Ice' Veteran Wants Congressional Scrutiny On NHL Concussions

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 05.13.2016 | Sports

Congress will once again turn its attention to concussions Friday morning, when the House Energy & Commerce Committee holds a hearing on the effects o...

Tom Brady Has Some Very Tom Brady-esque Thoughts On CTE

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 05.11.2016 | Sports

Asked about the rising level of concern over the kind of head trauma inherent to the sport of football, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady pre...

John McCain Urges NFL To Do More To Address Brain Trauma

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics

Sen. John McCain is calling on the National Football League to do more to address the threat of concussions and repeated head trauma. The Arizona Repu...

Professional Athletes Call for Action on Medical Cannabis

Alex Thiersch | Posted 03.30.2016 | Sports
Alex Thiersch

Professional sports put an enormous strain on the human body. More and more retired athletes have spoken out about how the anti-inflammatory effects of cannabis can ease a lot of the pain that players routinely face.

NFL Vet Has The Perfect Response To Colts Owner's CTE-Aspirin Analogy

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 03.30.2016 | Sports

Frequent trips to the pharmacy makes you a medical expert on CTE? A photo posted by DeAndre Levy (@dre_levy) on Mar 28, 2016 at 1:37pm PDT Days...

Here Are The NHL Emails About The Concussion Issue It Has Publicly Denied

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 03.29.2016 | Sports

Time after time, the NHL has been asked about and proceeded to deny the link between on-ice fighting, concussions and long-term health consequences. I...

30-Year-Old NFL Player Cites Concussion Fears In Retirement Note

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 03.28.2016 | Sports

After 7 years in the NFL, I am retiring. I would like to thank the Minnesota Vikings for giving me an opportunity to make the team after going undraf...

NFL Used Deeply Flawed Data To Deny Link To Concussions

NYT | Alana Horowitz | Posted 03.24.2016 | Sports

The National Football League was on the clock....

NFL Finally Admits There's A Link Between Football Injuries And CTE

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 03.15.2016 | Sports

A top health official with the National Football League has finally acknowledged a link exists between football-related head trauma and degenerative b...

Brandi Chastain’s Decision To Donate Brain Is A Win For Women Athletes

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 03.03.2016 | Sports

Soccer legend Brandi Chastain has pledged to donate her brain for chronic traumatic encephalopathy research. The 47-year-old, best known for her 1999...