All posts tagged 'NFL and Brain Injury'

New York Giants ‘Clarify’ Concussion History Of Tight End Kevin Boss

Posted on September 13th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

It looks like some NFL teams will do anything to keep a player on the field — including apparently not being forthcoming  about whether a player sustained a concussion. The New York Giants organization should be a bit ashamed about their comments — and lack of transparency — last year about tight end Kevin Boss,..
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NY Giants Not Taking Chances On Quarterback Manning’s Head Injury

Posted on August 18th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

I have to applaud the New York Giants for how thorough the team is being checking out whether quarterback Eil Manning has a concussion. Manning got an ugly, bloody gash on the side of his head Monday night in a collision while playing against the New York Jets at the team’s first..
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Steelers Fans Welcome Back Roethlisberger With Cheers, Not Jeers

Posted on August 1st, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers fans are either very forgiving, have short memories or approve of taking advantage of young drunk women in the bathrooms of bars. In any event, the fans welcomed shamed quarterback Ben Roethlisberger —  some even seeking his autograph — back to team practice with cheers and open arms Saturday, according to..
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NY Times Misses The Story Of Roethlisberger By Ignoring Brain Injuries

Posted on July 30th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

It’s the brain injury, stupid. That’s what I would say to The New York Times regarding its profile Friday of disgraced Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The story, headlined “A Reputation In Ruins,”  traces Roethlisberger’s life from high school to  the NFL, interviewing his friends and associates. The article is..
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NFL Owns Up To Dangers Of Concussions In New Locker Room Poster

Posted on July 28th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

I wonder to what extent the National Football League has really changed its stance on concussions. The league, long criticized for downplaying and denying the long-term damage of of concussions, is making a poster for team locker rooms that will spell out rather frankly the dangers of brain injury, according to The New York Times.
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Critics Blast NFL For Releasing Flawed Helmet-Safety Results

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

The National Football League has been trying to show the public and Washington that it is taking brain injury seriously, rather than denying any responsibility or liability for ex-players who end up having some form of dementia  later in their lives.  After trying to rehabilitate its image, the league then made a big blunder. In..
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NFL Vet Kyle Turley Crusades for Concussion Help for Players

Posted on June 13th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

Showing Signs of Brain Damage Motivates Turley Former Kansas City Chief Kyle Turley was the Ben Roethlisberger of his day. After sustaining several bad concussions playing, Turley began having what you could call anger-management issues and acted erratically. He will always be remembered as the player involved in the infamous..
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Women Lead The Charge In Battle Over The NFL and TBI

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

 The New York Times during the past week has done a series of stories about the parties leading the fight to win compensation for retired National Football League players who have contracted early dementia.  In a story in the Sunday Times, headlined “In the Fight to Address Head Trauma, Women..
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Seeking Clean Slate, NFL Picks New Chairmen For Concussion Panel

Posted on March 18th, 2010 · Posted in Brain Injury

The National Football League, under pressure to devise a policy on concussions that will safeguard players, Tuesday shook up its committee on head injuries. It appointed two new co-chairman to head that panel. As The New York Times put it, with its actions this week the NFL appears to be..
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Women’s Soccer Champ Chalupny On Leave Over Concussion-Related Issues

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

Interestingly, this week I attended a sport and concussion lecture where both the doctor who was giving the lecture and one of the attendees both had daughters who were soccer goalies. Both had had problems with repeat concussions, from getting kicked in the head. Not attending such lecture, but perhaps..
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