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NFL player quits midseason over sport’s toll on his health, says money isn’t worth it
Denver Broncos guard John Moffitt has made national headlines for quitting his lucrative National Football League (NFL) career midseason, a move that has elicited criticism from many who claim the player must be crazy. But for Moffitt, 27, the decision
New rules are needed to protect athletes if football is to survive
Increasing reports of serious, long-term health problems from repeated blows to the head are causing more parents to keep their children out of high-impact sports like football, and leaving many to wonder if the sport is headed for extinction if
Indiana plane crash survivor’s brain injuries require long-term care, lawyer says
An Oklahoma man who survived an airplane crash in Indiana earlier this year likely won’t recover from the traumatic brain injuries he sustained, his lawyer told the Associated Press.
Former college players file concussion lawsuit against Ridell, NCAA
Two former University of Oregon football players have proposed a class-action lawsuit against helmet maker Riddell Inc. and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) earlier this month, alleging they fraudulently concealed their knowledge of concussion risks from players, thereby exposing
Two separate concussion lawsuits against NCAA clash over overlap, differences
A group of former college football players who are suing the NCAA over its handling of football-related concussions urged a federal court in Tennessee to block intervention in their suit by another group of former college athletes in Illinois who
Former college football players sue NCAA over concussion worries
Concussions and the increased risks of long-term physical, emotional, and financial hardships they present are the subject of a personal-injury lawsuit filed against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) by three former college football players, who claim the organization failed
NFL settles concussion lawsuit with former players for $765 million
The National Football League (NFL) has agreed to spend nearly $800 million to resolve complaints brought by more than 4,500 former professional football players who accused the league of concealing its knowledge of concussion risks from players for decades.
This Memorial Day, remember veterans struggling with traumatic brain injuries
On Monday, May 27, Americans will observe Memorial Day, remembering all the veterans who sacrificed their lives to shield us from foreign threats and protect the liberties upon which our nation was founded. It is also a good time to
Awareness campaign to reduce brain injury risks in youth baseball underway
Some baseball helmet manufacturers are boosting standards for their head gear in the hope that better protection will help reduce the number of severe head injuries youth players receive on the field every year.
New website promotes community among traumatic brain injury survivors
People whose lives have been altered by traumatic brain injury (TBI) may find plenty of technical information online about these elusive injuries and the various symptoms they may cause, but it’s much more difficult to forge connections with others who