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Nfl Concussions

Charles Barkley Rips NFL For Its 'Serious Issue With Concussions'

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 05.27.2015 | Sports

Chuck is fed up with concussions in the NFL.

The NFL in 10 Years, Maybe

Rashard Mendenhall | Posted 05.07.2015 | Sports
Rashard Mendenhall

It's unnerving how teams can make business and sport decisions on your body while you're not given the same grace to make the best choices for your own career. Maybe in 10 years the business of football will be equally regarded on all sides.

Federal Judge Approves $1 Billion Resolution To NFL Concussion Lawsuits

AP | By MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 04.24.2015 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge has approved a settlement agreement that is expected to cost the NFL $1 billion over 65 years to resolve thousan...

The Recipe for Post-NFL Broke Athletes

The Good Men Project | Posted 04.07.2015 | Sports
The Good Men Project

There will always be those who ignore the wisdom of others, but if more athletes realize the impact of what a 40+ year retirement will look like, they might perk up their ears just a little more.

Rob Gronkowski Says He'd Rather Suffer A Concussion Than A Knee Injury

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 04.03.2015 | Sports

For Gronk, tearing an ACL is much worse than suffering a concussion.

NFL Owners Approve Medical Timeout

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 03.24.2015 | Sports

The new rule will give authority to a third party to call for a medical timeout.

Chris Borland's Wake-Up Call to Football Fans: Heads Up!

Jeb Harrison | Posted 05.19.2015 | Sports
Jeb Harrison

Chris Borland's recent retirement after one spectacular season with the San Francisco 49ers has confirmed the obvious: NFL football has become too dangerous.

Warren Moon: NFL Is ‘Finally' Doing The Right Things With Concussion Policy

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 02.27.2015 | Sports

"I think they finally are [making the game safer]. I really think they are."

What You Don't Know About Concussions

Jennie Shulkin | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennie Shulkin

Hopefully once more light is shed on the subject matter, concussion sufferers will no longer have to experience the shame and isolation that, despite the head injury, I remember so well.

Michigan's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Restores Faith in Sports

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 04.17.2015 | Sports
Rabbi Jason Miller

The other night I put aside this pessimism as my eyes opened to some truly amazing stories of humanity in sports. If you want to see what is still great about athletes, just attend a local Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

X's and O's: America's Obsession With Football at Berkeley Rep

Carla Escoda | Posted 04.15.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Ballet to the People came equipped to X's and O's, the Berkeley Rep world première of a play about violence in American football: she brought an interpreter, a former quarterback from the great state of Texas, to the docudrama subtitled, with gentle irony, A Football Love Story.

The Best and Worst of Us

Tom Allon | Posted 04.11.2015 | Sports
Tom Allon

It's still possible that in the not-too-distant future, football will head over the cliff and begin its slow descent. Like empires and powerful civilizations, no industry or professional sport is immune from the vagaries of excess and overreach.

The Super Bowl Overshadowed A Disturbing New Study Of Youth Football

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 02.05.2015 | Sports

While you were all talking about "deflategate" last week, an important study was quietly published.

Guardians of the Gladiators

Heather Risinger | Posted 03.31.2015 | 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 03.31.2015 | 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 02.15.2015 | 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 02.03.2015 | 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...