Aaron Hernandez: Stage 3 CTE

THIS JUST IN: The results of a post-mortem study on Aaron Hernandez’s brain were just released this morning and Dr. Ann McKee’s team at Boston University disclosed that he had advanced Stage 3 CTE. Stage 3 is typically found in … Continue reading

Concussion Lawsuit Plaintiffs: How Much is Enough?

More of the plaintiffs in the NFL Concussion Lawsuit just filed their objections to the high “industry-standard” fees that many of their designated attorneys are expecting to receive should a clear settlement actually come through. As cited, most of these … Continue reading

OJ Simpson Granted Parole after Serving 9 years

After being in a Nevada prison for 9 years of a possible 33-year sentence for armed robbery, OJ Simpson was granted parole unanimously by the state parole board. He could be released as early as October 1st. … Continue reading

Concussion Settlement Opt-Outs Get More Time

On Wednesday, Judge Anita Brody signed off on an order allowing the Opt-Out plaintiffs in the NFL concussion lawsuit to file a longer amended complaint, provided it’s filed by July 11, 2017. We just uploaded the 3-page order to Scribd … Continue reading

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