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Nfl Concussions

University May Soon Have New Understanding Of The Brain

AP | ERIC OLSON | Posted 07.05.2013 | College

LINCOLN, Neb. -- If all goes according to Dennis Molfese's plan, the day is coming when a football player who takes a hit to the head will come to the...

Violence in Sports: Promoting Character Development in Youth Athletics

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 07.29.2013 | Sports
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

Sports and regular activity are great for physical and mental health, learning leadership lessons, and engendering teamwork, but many modern sports are also dangerous and prone to conflict.

Why Is Controversial Doctor Still Associated With NFL? | Patrick Hruby | Posted 05.17.2013 | Sports

Bill Barr couldn't believe it. It was early last year, and the New York University neuropsychologist had just received an email from National Institut...

Lynne Peeples

Brain Injuries From Boston Explosions May Emerge Later | Lynne Peeples | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living

It's one of the heart-wrenching images now etched into our minds: A Boston Marathon runner blown off his feet by a bomb blast -- one of two explosions...

Ex-Players: NFL Brain-Injury Panel A 'Sham'

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 06.09.2013 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA — Lisa McHale wishes her husband had lived long enough to learn more about the links between concussions and long-term brain injuri...

NFL Lawsuit Sheds Light on Concussion Risks

Michael V. Kaplen | Posted 06.08.2013 | Sports
Michael V. Kaplen

There has never been any serious question that football is a concussion delivery system. But despite this knowledge, over the years, players have been encouraged to "shake it off." The conduct of the NFL is duplicitous and must be scrutinized under a bright and honest light to reveal the truth.

Seau Wrongful Death Lawsuits Merged With NFL Concussion Litigation

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 04.02.2013 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA -- Two wrongful-death lawsuits over the suicide of Pro Bowler Junior Seau have been consolidated with NFL concussion litigation in Philad...

'Trust Me, People Suffer'

AP | DAN GELSTON | Posted 05.15.2013 | Sports

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Only 33, Brian Westbrook already suffers from short-term memory loss. He can't remember names, recall facts or retain new mate...

Death of the NFL: Part 2

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 05.11.2013 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

If we can send a rocket to Jupiter, can helmet designers find materials and energy absorbing designs that are safer? Do mouthguards offer protection. Football is a multi-billion dollar sport, shouldn't the league put aside research and development funds to find better protection?

The NFL's CTE Clock Is Beginning to Tick in Real Time

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.07.2013 | Sports
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

January is always an exciting time for the NFL with the playoffs taking place culminating with the Super Bowl. This year, however, the excitement was tempered as the issue of brain trauma created headlines twice during the month.

On Super Bowl Sunday, Nachos, Beer and Bashed Brains

Nina Burleigh | Posted 04.05.2013 | Sports
Nina Burleigh

I can't get enough of the quarterback's soaring arc of a pass. But the price paid by brain-injured boys and teens, and by grown men reduced to the possibility of shuffling around with early-onset Alzheimer's, is a pretty bill to pay for couch-potato thrills.

'Not Like We Signe Up To Play Tennis'

AP | JIM LITKE | Posted 01.29.2013 | Sports

-- Super Bowl week is beginning to resemble one of those family reunions where your crazy uncle says something outrageous, but just true enough to sp...

The End Of The NFL?

Posted 01.29.2013 | Sports

NFL violence makes strange bedfellows. With Super Bowl XLVII looming, President Obama and Baltimore Ravens safety Bernard Pollard have both expres...

A Patriots Fan Wakes Up

Adam Smiley Poswolsky | Posted 03.24.2013 | Sports
Adam Smiley Poswolsky

Seeing a man laid out cold on the field, crushed, unconsciousness, without life, and right next to him, 10 Ravens and Patriots players and three referees in a 2,000-pound pig pile fighting for the loose football right next to him, soured the game for me.

Can We Stop Caring About Concussions Yet?

Gavin Shulman | Posted 03.18.2013 | Sports
Gavin Shulman

Anyone who's seen football, anyone who's been to a football game, and most definitely anyone who's played football understands that it's not so good for your brain. It doesn't take a surgeon to figure that out.

Report: Junior Seau Had Brain Disease

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 03.12.2013 | Sports

When he ended his life last year by shooting himself in the chest, Junior Seau had a degenerative brain disease often linked with repeated blows to th...

Sanchez Is Back

AP | DENNIS WASZAK Jr. | Posted 02.26.2013 | Sports

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Rex Ryan stepped to the podium, looked out at the cameras and opened his news conference with a warning. "You're not going...

Penn State Abuse Scandal Voted Sports Story Of Year Again

AP | By RACHEL COHEN | Posted 02.18.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- The Penn State child sex abuse scandal was selected as the sports story of the year by U.S. editors and news directors in an annual vote c...

Jovan Belcher's Murder-Suicide Raises Questions of Traumatic Brain Injury in the NFL

Derek Flood | Posted 02.02.2013 | Sports
Derek Flood

As more details surface, we will hopefully be able to form a better understanding of what happened, but we should be hesitant to write this off as a case of "one bad apple," avoiding the larger conversation we need to have.

With Cutler Sidelined, Bears Fall Short

AP | ANDREW SELIGMAN | Posted 11.20.2012 | Sports

CHICAGO -- Jay Cutler was back home, nursing his concussion and watching as the Chicago Bears got pounded by the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night. ...

49ers To Miss Key Player

AP | Posted 11.19.2012 | Sports

SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith has been declared out for Monday night's game against Chicago with a concussion. Team med...

Did NFL Know More?

Posted 11.16.2012 | Sports

Despite the NFL's historic insistence to the contrary, the NFL retirement board has previously concluded that brain injuries suffered while playing fo...

ESPN: NFL Sending Mixed Messages On Brain Injuries | Posted 11.16.2012 | Sports

The NFL's retirement board awarded disability payments to at least three former players after concluding that football caused their crippling brain in...

Robin Wilkey

WATCH: Former 49er Left Homeless After Suspected Brain Damage From Concussions | Robin Wilkey | Posted 11.16.2012 | San Francisco

It's been a good few years for San Francisco football. Construction is underway for a new stadium in Santa Clara, the 49ers made the playoffs last yea...

Concussions Take Out 3 Quarterbacks In 1 Day

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 11.13.2012 | Sports

-- Next week's big, nationally televised "Monday Night Football" showcase could feature a quarterback matchup of journeyman Jason Campbell of the Bea...