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

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

Shark Warning

Over the years, many of you have told me about those high-end loan scammers who have taken advantage of your situation while awaiting disability and pension settlements pending through the courts and arbitration processes. Not that different from high-interest check … 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

From TEDx 2016: David Camarillo – Why helmets don’t prevent concussions — and what might

An interesting 16-minute talk from former college football player David Camarillo and currently Assistant Professor at Stanford University. … Continue reading

Sheilla Dingus: The Lawyers’ Feeding Frenzy

We’re watching the REAL fight now that Judge Brody has declared the concussion lawsuit as a done deal. And it’s not for the retired players. If these lawyers had put in half the energy they”re now putting into their battle … Continue reading

Adult Supervision Called In

In my years of involvement with retired players, I don’t recall ever seeing any cases where the players have taken each other on over who-gets-what. Not so of course when it comes to lawyers apparently. Which is another obvious tactic … Continue reading

What’s Really Holding Up Your Concussion Settlement…

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Sports Illustrated: Gayle Sayers Battling Dementia

The family of Hall-of-Famer Gayle Sayers acknowledged that he has been diagnosed with advancing dementia. They made the decision to go public with his health diagnosis to address many of the rumors that have been circulating recently. Sayers was one … Continue reading

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

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