All posts tagged 'NFL and Brain Injury'

Now He Has One, Sunday He Didn’t: NY Jets Revis And Concussion

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

First the word was that New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis didn’t have a concussion. Now it turns out that he did. In the fourth quarter of the Jets’ winning game Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, during a tackle Revis was kicked in the head by a teammate, Bart Scott,..
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NFL Pledges $30 Million To NIH For Brain Injury Research

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

The National Football League appears to be stepping up to the plate when it comes to brain injury research. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday that the league will provide $30 million in funding for medical research, mainly on brain injury, to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health..
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Titan O.J. Murdock’s Brain Donated For Boston Study

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

O.J. Murdock’s family has done the right thing:  They’ve donated his brain to scientists who are studying whether concussions lead to depression and long-term mental degeneration in football players. Murdock, a Tennessee Titan, on July 30 joined a growing list of NFL players who have committed suicide. He shot himself..
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NFL Debuts Confidential Mental Health Hot Line For Players

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

Facing concussion lawsuits on behalf of about 3,000 defendants, the National Football League Thursday launched a confidential mental health hot line that was developed by suicide prevention experts. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the NFL Life Line as one of the foundations of the new NFL Total Wellness initiative,..
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Ex-NFL Player Junior Seau’s Brain Tissue Sent For Analysis

Posted on July 15th, 2012 · Posted in Brain Injury

The family of former San Diego Charger Junior Seau, who committed suicide in May, has decided to have tissue from his brain analyzed for damage, according to press reports last week. Shortly after Seau’s death, his family’s pastor said that the survivors were thinking about having the ex-NFL player’s..
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Giants Owner John Mara Talks About The NFL And Brain Injury

Posted on July 10th, 2012 · Posted in Brain Injury

Dave D’Alessandro, a sports writer for The Star-Ledger in New Jersey, wrote a powerful column Tuesday about New York Giants CEO John Mara, concussions and the lawsuits that hundreds of ex-NFL players have filed against the league over long-term brain injury. John Mara, the heir of the Wellington Mara..
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Ray Easterling’s Widow Describes His Decline Into Dementia

Posted on May 7th, 2012 · Posted in Brain Injury

Last week The New York Times wrote a profile of ex-NFL player Ray Easterling’s widow, who describes the tortured two decades he lived as he suffered from dementia and memory loss. Two weeks ago, he committed suicide. Easterling was a plaintiff in one of several suits that former players..
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Ex-Packers Quarterback Majkowksi Joins In Latest NFL Concussion Suit

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

A day after Junior Seau’s suicide, more than 100 former NFL players — including ex-Green Bay Packers quarterback Don Majkowski — filed suit in Atlanta against the league, the latest in a string of lawsuits over the issue of concussions and safety. The latest lawsuit was filed Thursday in..
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Ex-NFL Player Junior Seau’s Brain Will Be Donated For Study

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

It turns out that the family of former NFL player Junior Seau, who committed suicide Wednesday, will permit his brain to be examined and studied by researchers, according to The New York Times. In a story Saturday,  The Times reported that a chaplain for the San Diego Chargers, one..
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Suicide Victim Junior Seau’s Family May Have His Brain Tested For TBI

Posted on May 4th, 2012 · Posted in Brain Injury

On Thursday every sports writer in America was trying to make sense of the suicide of  “Future Hall of Famer” Junior  Seau.  And most of them were raising the same issue that I raised yesterday: Did brain injury from playing pro ball prompt him to pull the trigger and fatally..
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