OJ Simpson and CTE?

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. I still remember some of the conversations about OJ Simpson I had years back as … Continue reading

Former Titans Tight End Frank Wycheck Believes He Has CTE

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. After 11 years of playing in the NFL followed by years of depression and cognitive … Continue reading

Concussions, Brain Damage and Tau

Your ads will be inserted here byEasy Plugin for AdSense.Please go to the plugin admin page toPaste your ad code OR Suppress this ad slot. A good summary on what we know so far about tau. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) … Continue reading

Richard Sherman on Players and the NFL

Richard Sherman has never been one to hold back about what’s on his mind. In a recent interview with The Players’ Tribune, the Seattle Seahawks’ star cornerback tells it like it is about the reality of life in the NFL and … 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

After the Game: The Willie Wood Story

Willie Wood has done it all in football: From Super Bowl I with the Green Bay Packers (1960 – 1971) in 1967 to the Hall of Fame in 1989 – and all as one of the first black players in … Continue reading

From 2014: Casualties of the Gridiron – Season 2

And here’s Season 2 of GQ’s Casualties of the Gridiron. Has anything changed for retired players? Do players expect things to get any better with the so-called NFL concussion lawsuit settlement? … Continue reading

From 2013: Casualties of the Gridiron – Season 1

Back in 2013, GQ produced a documentary that followed several retired NFL players on their journey after leaving the game. The long-term effects of injuries to their bodies and their brains has serious impacts not only on them but their … 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

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

Dr. Bennet Omalu’s Work Acknowledged in Congress

Earlier this week, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) took to the U.S. House floor to honor Dr. Bennet Omalu, a resident of Lodi, CA, who was the first medical professional to identify, diagnose and name Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive … Continue reading

The PSA that SHOULD Run During Super Bowl

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

Dirtiest Helmet-to-Helmet Concussion This Week

The Bengals’ Vontaze Burfict illegal hit on Steelers’ Antonio Brown causes an obvious concussion. … Continue reading