Chris Borland, who had a standout rookie season, told ESPN he doesn’t think playing football is “worth the risk.”
The conference announced a new set of standards that teams must comply with or be subject to disciplinary action. They’re the strongest such rules in NCAA and professional football.
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is not just a problem in the NFL. BuzzFeed News talks to one family about its struggle with the degenerative brain disease.
U.S. Congressmen call FIFA’s concussion protocol at the World Cup “inadequate.”
Ben Utecht worries concussions he sustained in the NFL will cause him to forget his family’s names one day.
Despite overwhelming evidence of the sport’s dangers, high school football participation is down just 2% since 2008. Since the kids won’t kick the sport, legislators and state athletic associations are trying to make it safer.
The reality of the NFL in under five minutes.
It’s been a terrible fall for youth football.
Plus a chart showing every way you could die, the 15 best foodies to follow on Instagram, and why scientists are giving flies tiny little concussions.
A startling investigative report chronicles a culture of dismissiveness and ignorance toward brain trauma that’s pervaded the highest ranks of the NFL for years.
$150,000 per affected player might not sound great. But lawyers following the case say that doesn’t mean the union got steamrolled.
The settlement likely means the NFL won’t have to disclose internal files about what they knew and when they knew it regarding concussion-linked brain problems.
The network cites a lack of “editorial control” for its sudden decision to end its involvement with PBS’s investigation, but there are bigger factors at play.
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Not athletically freakish or extroverted enough to make himself a household name, the Ravens wide receiver — who once came back from a BROKEN FACE in three weeks — is simply the kind of guy who makes football worth watching. Now he’s a Super Bowl champion.
He appears to not be a black belt. WARNING: possible concussion.
The Redskins’ star rookie quarterback got knocked out of the game by the Atlanta Falcons during one of his signature scrambles. And based on how frequently he’s been getting hit this season, it’s no surprise.
Romey needs a new writer, and to show that I’ve got the stuff, here is a hot take perfect for Jim’s show.
“As a neurologist, I can’t help but cringe,” says one. But even doctors who see the worst results of the game say they tune in on Sundays.
With the recent suicide of Junior Seau and mounting evidence linking sports induced head traumas to mental illness later in life, athlete safety is a hot debate that won’t be going away anytime soon. “Punched Out: The Life and Death of an NHL Enforcer” tells Derek Boogaard’s sad story, and dives into the ramifications of repeat concussions on and off the ice.
Former Denver Bronco Nate Jackson explains that the concussion issue is only part of the NFL’s quest for what’s inside heads.