Another CTE Lawsuit

Most of you know that as part of their “settlement” in the NFL Concussion Lawsuit, the League tried to dodge a bullet – or two – in not including or acknowledging the long-term problems of CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) once … Continue reading

PED Investigation Closed

Earlier today, the NFL announced their “findings” from their drawn-out al Jazeera PED investigation: James Harrison, Clay Matthews and Julius Pepper have been cleared of any allegations that they ever used PED’s based on an already-discredited video from a “witness” … Continue reading

James Harrison’s “Random” PED Test

Steelers’ James Harrison has been goading the NFL and Roger Goodell about their request for PED testing following an earlier story on al Jazeera that named him along with several other players of using PEDs (Performance Enhancing Drugs). Well, on … 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

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

Pittsburgh in September

We were truly honored to have been invited to the first private screening of Sean Pamphilon’s United States of Football this past Tuesday. The movie was well-attended with family and friends, media and many of the people who were included … Continue reading

Evan Weiner: Is high school football an endangered species?

Posted with the express consent of Evan Weiner: THE BUSINESS AND POLITICS OF SPORTS . Wednesday, 9 May 2011 . BY EVAN WEINER NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM COMMENTARY . It is that time of the year when school boards have to get budgets … Continue reading

Irv Muchnick: NFL’s “Legacy Fund” For Disabled Retirees Just a Down Payment on National Concussion Costs

Posted with the express consent of Irv Muchnick: . by Irvin Muchnick‚ . July 18‚ 2011 According to reliable reports, National Football League owners and players are very close to a deal that will save the 2011 season. (This piece … Continue reading

Concussions Take Center Stage

This past week, we’ve probably seen even more media coverage on concussions than all past years combined. It’s been like a huge tsunami of people, events and timing all converging to drive interest in a subject that’s been hidden away … Continue reading

Irv Cross: Welcome to the NFL!

Irv Cross has had a long and well-respected career in professional football. Drafted by the Eagles in 1961, Irv spent 9 years as a defensive back, eventually playing his last year with the LA Rams in ’69. In 1971, Irv … Continue reading

NPR: Former NFL Players Battle Dementia

NPR’s Tell Me More with host, Michel Martin, interviewed Dr. Eleanor Perfetto and Brent Boyd this morning. Dr. Perfetto recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of her husband, Ralph Wentzel, who played lineman for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the San … Continue reading