OJ Simpson and CTE?

I still remember some of the conversations about OJ Simpson I had years back as we first started to discuss concussions and CTE at our FootballVets Conferences. Many of his old friends and teammates would describe a perfect role model … Continue reading

Former Titans Tight End Frank Wycheck Believes He Has CTE

After 11 years of playing in the NFL followed by years of depression and cognitive issues, Frank Wycheck (Washington Redskins, Tennessee Titans 1993 – 2003) publicly acknowledged that his post-career problems are the direct result of CTE from all the … Continue reading

Concussions, Brain Damage and Tau

A good summary on what we know so far about tau. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) can only be diagnosed post-mortem today but hopefully, new tests are currently undergoing trials that will confirm the presence of CTE (high tau) in the … Continue reading

James Harrison’s “Random” PED Test

Steelers’ James Harrison has been goading the NFL and Roger Goodell about their request for PED testing following an earlier story on al Jazeera that named him along with several other players of using PEDs (Performance Enhancing Drugs). Well, on … Continue reading

James Harrison is Pissed at the NFL: Here’s Why

Been away for a few weeks but definitely noticed some of the off-season noise on all the social media networks from James Harrison (2002 – 2015 as a linebacker with the Pittsburgh Steelers with one year in Cincinnati) coming forward … Continue reading

Don Brady on Brain Injuries

For your weekend viewing: A couple of interviews with Dr. Don Brady on the Joe Condon Show from late last year covering brain injuries, along with an educational video from Dr. Daniel Amen on how a concussion happens. Part 1: … 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

What a Concussion Feels Like to an NFL Player

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. BrainLine.org did a series of videos with retired NFL player, Thomas Jones, about his personal experiences dealing with his hits and brain injuries during his playing days. Jones played 12 seasons as a running … Continue reading

How the NCAA Really Works

In recent years, there has been a lot more coverage on the one-sided scam called the NCAA and the way college athletics recruits are used to fund the billion-dollar industry of college sports under the pretense of a college scholarship. … Continue reading

The Violent World of Sam Huff

Walter Cronkite introduces the Life of a Linebacker from an early reality show back in 1960 – The violent world of Sam Huff (New York Giants, 1956-1964, Washington Redskins 1964-1969, Hall of Fame Linebacker). How many of you retired players … Continue reading

The PSA that SHOULD Run During Super Bowl

…but the NFL will never acknowledge or allow. … Continue reading

SNL on How the NFL Covers Hits

From last weekend’s Saturday Night Live: Pretty much sums up how important every hit is to the NFL… … Continue reading

NFL Funds Its Own Brain Injury Study

In a major announcement just ahead of the opening of the movie Concussion about Dr. Bennet Omalu’s work on CTE in football players’ brains, the NFL announced that it was launching its own independent study on concussions and brain injuries. … 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