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Concussions hurt, which is why Dan Marino has joined the 5,000-plus former players and 300-plus related lawsuits against the NFL. He was one of 15 players named in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia last week.
This is 2014. Hockey, football, snooker — it doesn’t matter how macho the sport is — concussions are serious shit. We know about CTE and brain trauma and players’ lives being ruined. Hockey is not exempt. One game — even one playoff game — is not worth potentially life-altering consequences.
Ignore Concussions, Says Hilarious Radio Caller Who Is Solving Terrorism By Banning Books And Requiring Kids To Play Football
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.
The NFL Will Pay $765 Million In A Concussion-Related Lawsuit Settlement Without Admitting Wrongdoing
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.
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.