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

First Annual CTE Awareness Day 2017

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Pop Warner Concussion Lawsuit Settled

In a case that may well set a precedent for future lawsuits, Pop Warner settled its first concussion lawsuit filed against them in 2015 by the family of Joseph Chernach. In the throes of deep depression, Joseph committed suicide at … 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

How ‘Concussion’ Changed Will Smith’s Life

It would be respectful if some of these newscasters would at least learn to pronounce names properly before reading them in a news story. Nonetheless, another good statement about the ripple effect coming out of the work from Dr. Bennet … 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

Truth in Advertising

So the headlines are already out through AP that the NFL Concussion Settlement is now delayed by a small, selfish bunch of players who actually want to get paid for the brain damage inflicted on them from years of playing … Continue reading

Steelers Doctor No: CTE ‘rare,’ football safe

Are you f*ckin’ kidding me? I mean seriously? The team doctor for the Steelers had some interesting comments to add to a discussion on ESPN about concussions in general and CTE in particular. In a nutshell, he declared that CTE … Continue reading

Matt Chaney: NFL Deaths Reflect Inept Care and Record-Keeping

EDITOR’S NOTE: Another detailed post for your weekend, covering more of the forgotten or hidden history of football deaths over the years from Matt Chaney. Once again, more support for What-did-they-know-and-when-did-they-know-it? We can only hope Judge Brody reads this… Since 1960, at least 16 NFL … Continue reading

Patrick Hruby: The NFL Concussion Settlement Is Pure Evil

EDITOR’S NOTE: Halloween is almost here. And once again, Patrick Hruby pulls back the curtains to expose more nasty details on the NFL Concussion Lawsuit Settlement offer. Patrick has given us permission to post his latest findings and scare our … Continue reading

League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis

Available once again from PBS’s FrontLine series. If you haven’t had an opportunity to watch this already, here’s the full-length documentary League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis. And a short post from the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute’s Rolf Gainer posing … Continue reading

Patrick Hruby: The Wrong Man For The Job

EDITOR’S NOTE: Is there a pattern here? As always, nothing ever really changes with the NFL (and the NFLPA by association). After years of propaganda and misinformation, the League announced that Dr. No Ira Casson and Dr. Yes Elliot Pellman … Continue reading

IFV 2013: Your Basic Rights 101

Yakub Hazzard from Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi spent over an hour explaining and answering questions about basic visual rights, how they work and what others can – and can’t – do with them. This is the basic primer that … Continue reading

IFV 2013: Dr. Bennet Omalu on CTE and Football

Dr. Bennet Omalu was the first pathologist to uncover the presence of CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) in the brains of retired football players. It all started when Mike Webster’s body ended up on his examination table in Pittsburgh in 2002. … Continue reading

IFV 2013: Our Panelists and Schedule

With last-minute itinerary changes and arrivals, we’ve been juggling our Conference schedule to accommodate everything. And we’ve also made some minor additions to our schedule as well in order to cover some very recent events that we believe most of … Continue reading