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Nfl Concussions

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


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' | 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 ...

Football's Paradigm Shift: Ban the Helmet

Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D. | Posted 02.12.2014 | Science
Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D.

If introducing a helmet that's not as protective as it seems caused the game's head injury epidemic, then maybe eliminating helmets might have the opposite effect.

It's Time to Find a Way to Protect NFL Players From Themselves

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.09.2014 | Sports
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

"For a doctor to read a computer and tell me how hard I've been hit and to pull me out of a game... that won't sit well with a lot of players."

STUDY: NFL Hits To Head Still Prevalent

AP | EDDIE PELLS and NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 12.10.2013 | Sports

Almost once a game, an NFL player absorbs an illegal blow to the head or neck that could put his career — or worse — at risk. The NFL has been tr...

Are There Genetic Markers for Concussions?

Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D. | Posted 02.05.2014 | Science
Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D.

Researchers have found links between certain genes and a football player's susceptibility to getting a concussion. It's a scientific detective story, of sorts.

Jordan Schultz

Troy Polamalu: 'If I Changed My Style, Then I Wouldn't Be Me' | Jordan Schultz | Posted 11.27.2013 | Sports

Troy Polamalu, 32, has reached the zenith of pro football. The former USC standout is a two-time Super Bowl champion, a seven-time Pro Bowler at stron...

Friends Offer Clues A Year After Jovan Belcher's Tragic Downfall

Bleacher Report | Posted 11.26.2013 | Sports

See, that’s the misconception of violent acts committed by violent people—that a singular moment tells us most of what we need to know. Well, i...

Thanksgiving Day, 2013: Turkey, Football, and Life Lessons

Brad Harrington | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports
Brad Harrington

On Thursday, most Americans will come together to enjoy my favorite holiday - Thanksgiving. The greatest tradition associated with Thanksgiving, of co...

Why Don't Woodpeckers Get Concussions?

Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science
Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D.

American football is in the midst of a concussion epidemic, and many people are looking for solutions. We figured that one possible place to look for solutions is Mother Nature.

Health Care Issues Could Mean Collapse of NCAA as We Know It

George White | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
George White

The NFL just agreed to pay out $765 million for injury settlements, medical monitoring, and care for former players who suffered concussions and other brain injuries. While the NCAA may be turning a blind eye, college athletes are starting to take notice.