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Guardians of the Gladiators

Heather Risinger | Posted 01.30.2015 | Parents
Heather Risinger

I've heard people say we shouldn't let our kids play football at all. I don't think this is the answer. I know my incredibly smart and talented friend Scott Ross didn't think it was the answer, either. We need to work together to find a solution.

There Were At Least 111 Concussions In The NFL This Season

AP | By HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 01.29.2015 | Sports

But at least it's down from last year?

How Young Is Too Young To Be Playing Football?

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 12.18.2014 | Sports

While the dangers of concussions and head injuries for NFL players has generated plenty of conversation and litigation in recent years, professional a...

Brain-injury Program Working With NFL Players

AP | Posted 12.16.2014 | Sports

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A brain-injury treatment program originally designed for military veterans injured on the battlefield has been updated to incl...

Face It: Can We Be a Country Without Football?

Michele Willens | Posted 12.04.2014 | Sports
Michele Willens

I have heard people predict that the NFL could be gone a decade from now. But they are quickly reminded that it is the most popular spectator sport, (as were the gladiators) and the networks won't part with all that money.

Despite What Wikipedia Says, Broncos Receiver Is Very Much Alive

The Huffington Post | Kyle Franco | Posted 11.19.2014 | Sports

Those who believe everything they read on the Internet might have thought that St. Louis Rams safety Rodney McLeod killed Denver Broncos wide receiver...

The NFL Concussion Settlement Is Pure Evil

Vice Sports | Posted 10.28.2014 | Sports

Ken McClain figured the National Football League was preparing to screw his clients. Question was, just how badly? A Kansas City-based attorney, Mc...

NFLPA President Rips Bengals Coach Over Questionable Concussion Comments

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 10.16.2014 | Sports

NFL Players Association president Eric Winston wasn't going to let the comments from Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis go without a stern res...

Arian Foster: NFL Picking Money Over Player Safety With Thursday Games

AP | KRISTIE RIEKEN | Posted 10.06.2014 | Sports

HOUSTON (AP) — Arian Foster isn't a fan of Thursday night games, and doesn't think anyone else is either. Foster was asked what he thought about th...

Family Of Former NFL Player Sues League Over His Suicide

AP | Posted 09.24.2014 | Sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The wife and sons of former San Diego Chargers defensive back Paul Oliver sued the NFL for wrongful death, blaming sports-related...

The Myopia of the NFL: Win at All Costs Hurts Women Fans

James Grundvig | Posted 11.15.2014 | Sports
James Grundvig

In the worst public relations disaster since the U.S. Navy's Tailhook scandal or New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's Bridgegate, the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell have embarrassed the league in less than a week. They have become the face of domestic violence.

NFL: 3 In 10 Ex-Players Face Alzheimer's, Dementia

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 11.12.2014 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL estimates that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stric...

College Quarterback Quits Football After Multiple Concussions

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 09.08.2014 | Sports

A college quarterback at the University of Connecticut is quitting football after sustaining multiple concussions. In a statement released on Monda...

Melissa Jeltsen

The Moral Case Against Watching Football | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 09.04.2014 | Sports

Is it immoral to consume violent entertainment that can result in dire, even deadly consequences for its participants? Is it immoral to cheer for a da...

Jordan Schultz

LeSean McCoy: 'I'm Only The Best Skill Player In The League' | Jordan Schultz | Posted 09.04.2014 | Sports

Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro running back LeSean McCoy has been a busy man of late, both on and off the football field. The 26-year-old is enjoying bei...

Family Of Late NFL Star Opts Out Of Concussion Settlement

AP | By BARRY WILNER | Posted 11.03.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — The family of Junior Seau has opted out of a proposed NFL legal settlement with former players over concussion-related injuries. ...

Why I'm Not Wasting Sundays On The NFL

Matt Sussman | Posted 10.29.2014 | Sports
Matt Sussman

You probably disagree with me, and that's cool; enjoy your sport and find happiness in it. I didn't. So I'm not going to purposely watch any NFL games anymore.

NFL Players Leaning On Weed 'To Cope With The Pain'

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 10.14.2014 | Sports

Marijuana is casting an ever-thickening haze across NFL locker rooms, and it's not simply because more players are using it. As attitudes toward the ...

Judge Gives Preliminary OK To NFL Concussion Settlement

AP | By MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 09.06.2014 | Sports

A federal judge on Monday granted preliminary approval to a landmark deal that would compensate thousands of former NFL players for concussion-related...

Same Play, Different Day

Michael V. Kaplen | Posted 09.01.2014 | Sports
Michael V. Kaplen

The revised proposed settlement of the class action lawsuit against the NFL remains fundamentally flawed. The settlement neither recognizes nor compensates the majority of players who suffer the long-term consequences of repeated concussive injury.

NFL Agrees To Remove $675 Million Cap On Concussion Damages

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 08.25.2014 | Sports

The NFL agreed Wednesday to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether ...

Urgent Need to Protect HS Football Players From Brain Injury

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 08.23.2014 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

Football will never be injury free, but we can act now to make it safer. Parenting is our most critical role on this earth -- we need to protect the most vulnerable youth.

Former NFL Star Opens Up About Dementia, Suicidal Thoughts

AP | ANDREW SELIGMAN | Posted 08.17.2014 | Sports

CHICAGO (AP) -- At his darkest moments a few years ago, when the pain in his head was just about too much to bear, former Chicago Bears quarterback Ji...

Sarah Jane's Dad to President Obama: Tackle the Number-One Public Health Crisis

Patrick B. Donohue, J.D., M.B.A. | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Patrick B. Donohue, J.D., M.B.A.

Brain injury in youth is the leading public health crisis of our time. Concussions in sports have received the greatest amount of attention by the media; however, brain injuries can be caused by motor vehicle crashes, child abuse, falls, and gunshots as well as non-traumatic events like strokes, brain tumors, meningitis and seizure disorders.

This Mouthguard Knows If You're At Risk Of Concussion

The Huffington Post | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 06.03.2014 | Technology

When Anthony Gonzales received a hard tackle while playing rugby in 2011, he didn't know if he had a concussion -- despite showing possible symptoms. ...