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Football Helmets As Weapons...Time to Ban the Kickoff?

Joe Lapointe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Lapointe

Any football viewer knows that a disproportionate amount of serious head and spinal injuries occur on kickoffs when large, aggressive and armored athletes charge toward each other from great distances.

Ex-Raider Who Paralyzed Opponent Dies

AP | RUSTY MILLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

COLUMBUS, Ohio — He was called the "Assassin." Jack Tatum was one of the hardest hitters in the NFL, a Pro Bowl safety who intimidated opposing...

Jack Tatum, "The Assassin," Is Dead. What Is the Future of Football?

Simon Maxwell Apter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Simon Maxwell Apter

Tatum's death comes just as the NFL is beginning to begrudgingly address its issues with player safety and his legacy provides an interesting platform from which to look at the future of football.

Not Holding Back: Ex-QB RIPS Dead Rival

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Jack Tatum, a former Pro Bowl safety for the Oakland Raiders, died on Tuesday at age 61. Nicknamed "The Assassin" (although he did not like the term),...

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Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Old time Oakland Raider Jack Tatum died yesterday of a heart attack at the age of 61. It was Tatum who put the hit on Patriots wide receiver Darryl Stingley in a 1978 game. Stingley was paralyzed.