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Moments ago, on my Twitter & Facebook pages, I released the highlight reel the NFL does not want you to see before the Super Bowl. This NFL this season broke a dubious record, a destructive one, with an astounding 281 concussions from the NFL preseason until today. I must admit the NFL has done a […]

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CHICAGO (AP) — Playground concussions are on the rise, according to a new government study, and monkey bars and swings are most often involved. Most injuries studied were mild, but all concussions are potentially serious and the researchers say the trend raises public health and safety concerns. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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BOSTON (AP) — In the trailer for the movie “Concussion,” star Will Smith says: “I found a disease that no one has ever seen.” It’s a claim the real-life doctor portrayed by Smith, forensic pathologist Bennet Omalu, has himself made for years, giving a detailed description about how he came to name that disease “chronic […]

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — More than 200 former players or their families have opted out of the proposed settlement of NFL concussion claims, fewer than 1 percent of the retirees covered by the deal, according to court documents filed Monday. Retired players who opted out of the proposed class-action settlement have the option of suing the […]

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL agreed Wednesday to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether there would be enough money to cover as many as 20,000 retired players. A revised settlement agreement filed in federal court in Philadelphia also eliminates a provision that barred […]

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Legislation for federal funding to help protect student athletes from concussions got the National Football League‘s backing Monday in the shadow of the stadium where the Super Bowl will be played this weekend. NFL Senior Vice President Adolpho Birch joined two New Jersey lawmakers in support of legislation drafted following […]

The mother of deceased former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the team. The Associated Press reports the lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Jackson County (Mo.) circuit court by Cheryl Shepherd, the mother of Jovan Belcher. The legal action came after Belcher’s body was recently exhumed at a cemetery […]

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hall of Famers Albert Lewis and Art Still are among nine former Kansas City Chiefs players who have joined a lawsuit that contends the team hid the risks of permanent brain injuries from repeated concussions. The concussions happened between late 1987 and early 1993 when there was no NFL collective […]

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Kansas City Chiefs’ linebacker Jovan Belcher‘s body has been exhumed more than a year after he killed his girlfriend and himself so that his brain can be examined for signs of a degenerative condition linked to repeated concussions. Jovan’s family had his body exhumed Friday at North Babylon Cemetery […]

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Five former Kansas City Chiefs players who were on the team between 1987 and 1993 filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming the team hid and even lied about the risks of head injuries during that time period when there was no collective bargaining agreement in place in the NFL. The lawsuit, […]

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PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri high school football player is charged with assault for allegedly ripping off another player’s helmet and hitting him in the head with it during a game, causing a concussion. Platte County prosecutor Eric Zahnd says 17-year-old Colin W. Byrd, of Platte County High School, was charged Tuesday with […]

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PHOENIX — PHOENIX (AP) — A high school football player in Arizona died from an injury suffered in the fourth quarter of a blowout playoff game loss, serving as another tragic reminder of the dangers of head trauma in youth sports. Hopi High School senior Charles Youvella died of a traumatic brain injury Monday at […]