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Judge Gives Preliminary OK To NFL Concussion Settlement

AP | By MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 07.08.2014 | 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 07.02.2014 | 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 06.25.2014 | 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 06.23.2014 | 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 06.18.2014 | 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 06.03.2014 | 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. ...

NFL Hit With ANOTHER Concussion Lawsuit

AP | Posted 06.03.2014 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino is among the latest group of football players to file a concussion-related lawsuit against t...

Obama To Announce Initiatives To Reduce Youth Concussions

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

Some of the commitments President Barack Obama will announce Thursday at a White House summit on youth sports concussions: RESEARCH AND DATA COLLECTI...

REPORT: NFL Fighting Over Funds For $100 Million Concussion Study

ESPN.com | Posted 03.06.2014 | Sports

On the eve of the 2013 Super Bowl, Harvard Medical School and the NFL Players Association announced one of the most ambitious sports research projects...

Cultivating a New Type of Sports Coach

Tyson Hartnett | Posted 04.14.2014 | Sports
Tyson Hartnett

Instead of just focusing on getting wins, let's start to cultivate our coaches, who will, in turn, cultivate our athletes.

'None Of The Body Was Designed To Play Football'

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 02.01.2014 | Sports

One of the most legendary figures in NFL history will deliver a sobering message to football fans on the morning of Super Bowl XLVIII. Former New York...

Progress?

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2014 | Sports

By Scott Malone NEW YORK, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Fans watching Sunday's Super Bowl can count on seeing long passes, big tackles and dramati...

The Great American Concussion

Beth Linker | Posted 04.01.2014 | Sports
Beth Linker

When it comes to "America's greatest game," spectators willingly forget bad news. It's a forgetfulness of convenience, one that has allowed the NFL to become a 9 billion dollar industry on the backs -- and heads -- of modern day gladiators whose life expectancy is a mere 55 years of age.

Is It Immoral to Watch the Super Bowl?

The New York Times | Posted 01.28.2014 | Sports

Recently, though, medical research has confirmed that football can cause catastrophic brain injury — not as a rare and unintended consequence, but a...

Pete Carroll: NFL Should Consider Medical Pot

AP | Posted 01.27.2014 | Sports

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Pete Carroll is in support of the NFL looking further into whether medicinal marijuana could be beneficial for players. Th...

Seau Family Objects To NFL's Concussion Settlement

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 01.27.2014 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The family of late NFL star Junior Seau is objecting to the proposed $765 million settlement of player concussion claims because...

Goodell: NFL Would Consider Marijuana Use For Players If...

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.30.2014 | Sports

The NFL has reportedly indicated it may consider allowing players to use medical marijuana, particularly if the drug could help expedite recovery from...

Obama: 'I Would Not Let My Son Play Pro Football'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama again voiced concern about the National Football League's concussion rate, acknowledging that players "know what they're doing"...

Judge Won't Approve NFL Concussion Settlement

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 03.16.2014 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge denied preliminary approval of a $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims, fearing it may not be enough ...

2 NFL Players Violated Concussion Protocol During Playoff Games

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

BOSTON (AP) — Two players violated league concussion protocol during last weekend's wild-card games, according to a letter sent by the NFL's head, n...

Jordan Schultz

Patrick Willis: 'Jim Harbaugh Is A Player's Coach To A T'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

Patrick Willis has set the benchmark for NFL linebackers over the past six seasons. The six-time All-Pro middle linebacker has earned that honor every...

REPORT: MLB Player Who Committed Suicide Suffered From CTE

Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

Former Major League Baseball player Ryan Freel suffered from degenerative brain disease at the time his suicide in December 2012, his family announced...

NFL, NIH Tackle Concussion Research

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Institutes of Health, with partial funding by the NFL, has chosen eight projects to receive support in researching conc...

REPORT: Ex-NFL Player's Body Exhumed For Brain Exam

AP | Posted 12.14.2013 | Sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Kansas City Chiefs' linebacker Jovan Belcher's body has been exhumed more than a year after he killed his girlfriend ...