All posts tagged 'NFL and Brain Injury'

NFL, GE Unveil Their $60 Million Brain Trauma Initiative

Posted on March 15th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

The full page ads began running in The New York Times this week. “The brain has all the knowledge,” the ad says. “Yet we have very little knowledge about the brain.” The ad explains that General Electric and the National Football League are teaming up to form the Head Health..
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Your Scorecard For Tracking The NFL Concussion Suits

Posted on March 13th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

The Wall Street Journal Wednesday did what I consider the best concise explanation and analysis of the legal issues raised by the more than 200 concussion lawsuits that have been filed by current and ex-NFL players against the league. The story, “The NFL’s Courtroom Playbook,” was written by Matthew Futterman...
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NYPD Football Team Gets Helmet Padding To Stop Concussions

Posted on March 11th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

Members of the New York Police Department’s football team will be getting so-called “bumpers,” or protective padding on their helmets, to safeguard them against brain trauma, the New York Daily News said Monday. The padding is called Shockstrip, and it is placed on the outside of football helmets. It..
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Super Bowl Players React To President’s Comments On Football’s Dangers

Posted on January 30th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

President Obama’s recent comments about the dangers of football were apparently a big topic of conversation in New Orleans as players gathered for Super Bowl week. The Associated Press polled a number of Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco team members about their reaction the president’s recent interview with The New..
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Junior Seau’s Family Sues NFL Over His Brain Injury, Suicide

Posted on January 24th, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

The other shoe has dropped in the tragic suicide of ex-NFL player Junior Seau. His family has filed suit against the league, alleging that brain disease caused by the head injuries he sustained playing led him to kill himself, according to the Associated Press. Seau’s family filed the lawsuit..
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Why N.Y. Jets Quarterback Greg McElroy Concealed His Concussion

Posted on December 29th, 2012 · Posted in Brain Injury

Here’s a real-life explanation about why NFL players hide their concussions. At a press briefing Friday, sports writers learned that New York Jets Greg McElroy, third-string quarterback to Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow, concealed the fact that he suffered a concussion last Sunday. McElroy was sacked 11 times in that..
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Issues Raised By NFL Concussion Suits Could Impact Other Sports

Posted on December 14th, 2012 · Posted in Brain Injury

The New York Times did a story this week on several issues that haven’t received any attention since ex-NFL players filed a deluge of lawsuits over their concussions: What liability insurers will have in this litigation, and whether or not it will result in premiums skyrocketing for other sports, even..
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Landmark Brain Damage Study Divides CTE Into Four Stages

Posted on December 5th, 2012 · Posted in Brain Injury

I thought it made sense to publish most of the press release that Boston University put out this week about the extensive study it did on the brains of many deceased athletes and soldiers. The research found that they were suffering from the progressive degenerative brain disease that’s been linked..
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Damning Timeline Chronicles NFL’s Inaction On Concussions and Safety

Posted on October 11th, 2012 · Posted in Brain Injury

Want some fascinating reading? Then look at the timeline on the website for the multi-district litigation that more than 3,000 ex-NFL players have filed against the league. The timeline starts in 1928 , showing the results of medical studies that even back then link concussions and permanent brain damage..
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Ex-Bears Quarterback Jim McMahon Discusses His Early-Onset Dementia

Posted on September 28th, 2012 · Posted in Brain Injury

Hindsight is 20-20, as the saying goes. Just ask former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon. McMahon, who has the early stages of dementia, told a Chicago TV station this week that if he could live his life over again, he would have played baseball, not football. USA Today was among..
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