Archive for April, 2010

Roethlisberger Apologizes, Says Won’t Appeal His Suspension

Posted on April 26th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, suspended for six games last week by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell,  Monday said he’s accountable for his actions and apologized to his team and fans. “The Commissioner’s decision to suspend me speaks clearly that more is expected of me,” Roethlisberger said in a statement on..
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What NFL’s ‘Intervention’ With Pittsburgh QB Roethlisberger Entails

Posted on April 23rd, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

Make no mistake about it, the National Football League’s punishment this week of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was really an intervention. Roethlisberger was not only suspended without pay for six games for an incident in which he had sex with an intoxicated 20-year-old student in a bar bathroom, he..
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Pittsburgh Steeler Roethlisberger Suspended

Posted on April 21st, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

As expected, Pittsburgh Steeler Ben Roethlisberger Wednesday was suspended by the National Football League for six games, with the punishment stemming from the quarterback’s sexual encounter with an intoxicated 20-year-old student in a Georgia bar. And we’re very happy to see that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell seems to be following..
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NFL: $1 Million For The Study Of Long-Term Impact Of Brain Injuries

Posted on April 20th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

The National Football League, which until recently was in denial about the long-term impact of concussions on its players as they age, is helping to foot the bill for research on the topic. The NFL is donating $1 million to support the study of brain trauma at the Boston University School of Medicine,..
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NCAA Tweaks Rules To Protect Athletes Against Concussions

Posted on April 16th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is making changes to its rules for college football and wrestling to better protect student athletes from concussions. The NCAA considers preventing or reducing the number of concussions important enough that it is making these football and wrestling rule changes in an off-year of the..
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Race To Find Ways To Detect Alzheimer’s Disease Using Brain Scans

Posted on April 15th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

Several major companies are all trying to create chemical agents that will detect Alzheimer’s disease through brain scans, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304159304575184073411439884.html?KEYWORDS=Alzheimer%27s The trio includes multinational giants General Electric Co. and Bayer AG, as well as a small imaging company in Philadelphia, Avid Radiopharmaceuticals Inc. Their research..
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Doctor Who Downplayed NFL Concussions While Out with MLB

Posted on April 15th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

Controversial Dr. Elliot Pellman has been replaced at a second  post at a major pro sports league. http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/14/m-l-b-names-new-medical-director/ Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that it had replaced Pellman as its chief medical director with Dr. Gary Green. Pellman will remain with the MLB in an advisory capacity. http://mlb.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20100414&content_id=9290282&vkey=pr_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb Roughly a..
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Husband Of TBI Survivor Shares Blog On His Wife’s Miraculous Recovery

Posted on April 15th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

Believe in miracles – no matter what the doctors tell you. That’s the message from George. He’s a Canadian resident who asked that we share his family’s story and blog with you, to give hope to those who feel hopeless after their loved one sustains a traumatic brain injury.  “My wife..
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Detroit Lions Tight End FitzSimmons Retires Due To Concussions

Posted on April 14th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

Another pro athlete has gotten the message about brain injury. Detroit Lions tight end Casey FitzSimmons, who has sustained several concussions, Wednesday announced that he is retiring from the National Football League.  http://www.detnews.com/article/20100414/SPORTS0101/4140414/1361/Concussions-force-Lions-TE-FitzSimmons-to-retire FitzSimmons, who has been playing in the NFL for seven years, cited his concerns about his “several..
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Pittsburgh Steeler Roethlisberger Won’t Face Criminal Assault Charges

Posted on April 12th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who has suffered numerous concussions on the field and from a serious motorcycle accident, won’t face criminal charges after being accused of sexually assaulting a college student in the bathroom of a bar where he was having his birthday party. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/13/sports/football/13roethlisberger.html?ref=sports During a press conference..
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