Updates on the Concussion Settlement

Here are two more filings from Judge Brody’s court on the NFL Concussion lawsuit settlement. One is a protection order to cover the master administrators of the settlement and the second filing is an update (incl Appendices) on progress so … Continue reading

Leonard Marshall Donates Brain to Ongoing CTE Study

Two-time Super Bowl winner, Leonard Marshall, is the latest retired NFL player to add his name to the growing list of brain donors for postmortem detection of CTE study. … Continue reading

Matt Chaney: History of American Football con’d

EDITOR’S NOTE: Our friend, Matt Chaney, continues to weave his incredibly fascinating history of American football. ================================================== Civil War camps were major conduits for football’s cultural reach. Military units from everywhere, North and South, indulged the game as a fun … Continue reading

Harvard Football Players Health Study Released

Harvard has been conducting a large study over several years, collecting information on physical and brain injuries of NFL football players and comparing the results with injuries in other professional sports (NHL, MLB, MLS, NBA, CFL). Many of you have … Continue reading

Aaron Hernandez Found Dead in Prison Cell

One more tragic ending to what started as a very promising career. Does anyone have any doubt about the role brain injuries had in all of this? Aaron Hernandez, former NFL player, found dead in prison cell, officials say Aaron … Continue reading

Everything Makes Sense Now

The NFL’s been hooked on painkillers all along according to newly-opened court documents. Now Roger Goodell’s goofy behavior starts to make sense!   … Continue reading

And Now the Fun Begins…

Well, now that the final concussion lawsuit settlement offer got approved and crammed down the retired players’ throats without so much as a Discovery phase or a full open trial, things are actually going to get very interesting. While there … Continue reading

Next Steps for NFL Concussion Settlement

Earlier this morning, Judge Anita Brody from US District Court in Philadelphia opened a status conference for retired players to update everyone on the next steps to apply and qualify for their potential settlements. In a first, the conference was … Continue reading

Don Brady: Symptoms of TBI

EDITOR’S NOTE: As a response to Brian Nemeth’s comment on an earlier post last month (NFL vs NHL: Comparing Concussions & Coverups), our friend Dr. Don Brady wrote a long and detailed comment about the symptoms of concussions. We felt … Continue reading

Matt Chaney: ‘Safe’ Football Failed in 1880s, Talking Points Lived On

Our friend, Matt Chaney, continues to document the long history of football (and concussions) with this detailed piece on how the coverup on injuries has been going on since the 1800’s! Some serious reading for the holidays! ‘Safe’ Football Failed … Continue reading

Supreme Court Rules Against Challenges to NFL Concussion Settlement

As hopeful as some might have been for a ruling that would have allowed a challenge to the terms of the NFL’s final settlement offer in the ongoing concussion lawsuit, the US Supreme Court came down against any further challenges … 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

Why Football Will Never Go Away

With so much attention finally being placed on concussions and lawsuits, there has been a lot of discussion about the end of football (and many other professional sports). And the NFL is a $13 billion industry today (and projected to … 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

Court of Appeals Rules for NFL in Concussion Lawsuit

This morning, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia issued their opinion on the appeal filings against the NFL’s concussion settlement offer. Not surprisingly, the ruling supports the original opinion from Judge Anita Brody on the NFL’s terms of … Continue reading