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Nfl Concussions

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 09.15.2014 | 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 09.12.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 09.04.2014 | 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 09.02.2014 | 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. ...

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.