When it comes to safety, the league refuses to talk straight Just a week before the NFL was set to stage the biggest sporting event of the year, the league released its latest concussion data: incidencerose 58% during the regular season. On Feb. 3, the New York Times reported that Kenny “The Snake” Stabler, the… [Read More]
The Super Bowl is our country’s national celebration of football, a game Dr. Bennet Omalu, the doctor who discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), calls our “collective societal intoxication and addiction.” From an entertainment perspective, football is more popular than ever. Attendance figures, television ratings and the growth of fantasy football tell us that.
After decades of callous dishonesty about the epidemic of brain injuries among former and current players, the National Football League seemed to have turned the corner in recent years. Team owners approved a massive $1 billion settlement that could end up providing an average of $190,000 to as many as 6,000 ex-players. The league has… [Read More]
The National Football League (NFL) has announced a series of further funding for technology that aims to prevent concussions. The Head Health Challenges is a three-stage collaboration between the NFL, General Electric and sportswear brand Under Armour that works to “ advance the development of technologies that can detect early-stage mild traumatic brain injuries and… [Read More]