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Concussions

NFLSports & Politics

The NFL Would Consider Medical Marijuana For Treating Concussions

roger goodellSome research shows that weed could help heal the brain after traumatic injury. And Roger Goodell is paying attention.


NFL

Ignore Concussions, Says Hilarious Radio Caller Who Is Solving Terrorism By Banning Books And Requiring Kids To Play Football

NFL ConcussionsThis might be the greatest sports radio caller of all time. Beyond hilarious.


Controversy!ESPNNFLSports & BusinessVideo

In Case You Missed It, Here’s The Entire ‘League Of Denial’ NFL Concussion Documentary That Aired Last Night On PBS

Turned down by ESPN because it basically puts the NFL on par with the tobacco industry for covering up the harm their product does to it’s participants. You can make up your own mind, but we think it’s pretty damn compelling.


NFL

The PBS Brain Trauma Documentary Should Scare The S%&@ Out Of The NFL

NFL Concussions HelmetPBS’s football/brain trauma documentary is airing tomorrow, and it’s gonna scare Roger Goodell.


NFL

Scott Fujita’s Op-Ed Reveals The Great Internal Struggle For Today’s Football Players

scott fujitaScott Fujita played linebacker in the NFL for 11 years, and he still doesn’t know whether he’d let his hypothetical son play football.


NFL

The NFL Will Pay $765 Million In A Concussion-Related Lawsuit Settlement Without Admitting Wrongdoing

roger goodell

Wow. A federal judge just announced that the NFL will resolve its lawsuits with over 4,500 former players by doling out $765 million, with most of the money going to players and families and $85 million going to fund medical exams, concussion-related compensation and research.


ESPNNFL

PBS/ESPN Documentary ‘League Of Denial’ Has Been Denied Game Footage By The NFL

PBS’s Frontline recently announced that a two-part documentary titled “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis” will air in October. ESPN’s Outside The Lines is co-producing the project with the network.


NCAA FootballVideo

South Carolina Employing Padded Helmet Approach To Reduce Concussions, Girlfriends

ncaa football newsJadeveon Clowney could wear a dress and still be intimidating. Demonstration video of the new equipment after the jump.


FootballNFL

The NCAA’s Lack Of Concussion Protocol In Action: Cardinals Rookie Retires Before Playing A Down

It’s no secret that multiple concussions suffered over a career can lead to long-term brain damage, but this is the first time we’ve seen this happen. Ryan Swope, a rookie wide receiver out of Texas A&M drafted in the sixth round this year by the Cardinals, has retired because of symptoms related to four concussions he suffered in college.


Controversy!HockeyNHLOwnage

Brooks Orpik Probably Concussed, Keeps Playing Anyway Because Hockey

With the Penguins trailing 2-0 in the conference finals series to the Bruins, Wednesday night’s game was a must-win. Midway through the second overtime period in what was as good of a playoff hockey game as you’re going to get, Pens defenseman Brooks Orpik went to control a puck behind the net when Bruins winger Milan Lucic launched him into the boards from behind. Here’s a look at the hit and the implications it has on the concussion debate in the NHL.


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