Warren Sapp on Concussions

Hall-of-Famer Warren Sapp (1995 – 2007 • Tampa Bay Buccaneers & Oakland Raiders) tells it like it is about football and concussions. Knowing what he knows now about brain injuries, Sapp wants his brain diagnosed for CTE when he passes … Continue reading

Attorney Steven Molo: Just Say No

OUCH! It didn’t take long after an NFL official publicly agreed before a Congressional hearing that football just might be linked to brain disease for attorney Steven Molo to file a request to the court to reject the current NFL’s … Continue reading

How ‘Concussion’ Changed Will Smith’s Life

It would be respectful if some of these newscasters would at least learn to pronounce names properly before reading them in a news story. Nonetheless, another good statement about the ripple effect coming out of the work from Dr. Bennet … Continue reading

Concussion: Official Second Trailer

Gotta love Will Smith’s take on Dr. Bennet Omalu’s accent! Can’t wait for Christmas! … Continue reading

Official Trailer for Will Smith’s Movie Concussion

Our friend, Dr. Bennet Omalu, first stirred things up with the NFL back in 2002 when he began his autopsy on Mike Webster. Even then, he knew something was not right. Since that first discovery, Dr. Omalu has done more … Continue reading

Truth in Advertising

So the headlines are already out through AP that the NFL Concussion Settlement is now delayed by a small, selfish bunch of players who actually want to get paid for the brain damage inflicted on them from years of playing … Continue reading

Hall of Fame Wives and Widows Letter to NFL

On March 9, 2015, 26 wives and widows of NFL Hall of Fame inductees from over the years sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and David Baker, president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, as well as … Continue reading

Steelers Doctor No: CTE ‘rare,’ football safe

Are you f*ckin’ kidding me? I mean seriously? The team doctor for the Steelers had some interesting comments to add to a discussion on ESPN about concussions in general and CTE in particular. In a nutshell, he declared that CTE … Continue reading

Lawsuit Filed Against Pop Warner Today

Back in October 2014, George Visger submitted a post on the very sad story of Joseph Chernach, a young man who was found hanged in a suicide at 24. He’d played football in high school and went through a lot … Continue reading

League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis

Available once again from PBS’s FrontLine series. If you haven’t had an opportunity to watch this already, here’s the full-length documentary League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis. And a short post from the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute’s Rolf Gainer posing … Continue reading

Watch PBS Frontline: League of Denial

Last night, PBS aired their full two-hour documentary League of Denial on Frontline and the accompanying book from Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru. . Thanks to PBS, you can now watch the entire movie in Full Screen mode by clicking … Continue reading

Concussion Collision

. So the end of September has come and gone. No sign of any details on that incredible once-in-a-lifetime $765 million proposed settlement offer to retired players for concussion damages that was supposed to have been available by the end … Continue reading

George Visger: Keeping our Heads Straight

EDITOR’S NOTE: Our phone lines and Inboxes have been tied up since last Thursday when it was first announced that there was a tentative settlement offer being presented to the court by the mediator in the NFL concussion lawsuits. On … Continue reading

Patrick Hruby: The Wrong Man For The Job

EDITOR’S NOTE: Is there a pattern here? As always, nothing ever really changes with the NFL (and the NFLPA by association). After years of propaganda and misinformation, the League announced that Dr. No Ira Casson and Dr. Yes Elliot Pellman … Continue reading

IFV 2013: Dr. Bennet Omalu on CTE and Football

Dr. Bennet Omalu was the first pathologist to uncover the presence of CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) in the brains of retired football players. It all started when Mike Webster’s body ended up on his examination table in Pittsburgh in 2002. … Continue reading