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By On July 11th, 2018

World Cup semifinal brings soccer’s concussion problem into focus

It’s not a World Cup without several shocking scenes that highlight how little FIFA really cares about concussions. This year’s international competition has already been criticized for incidents where players dazed players were “treated” for head-first collisions with being slapped and sprayed with water in the face. Now, Tuesday’s semifinal match between France and Belgium…

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By On June 27th, 2018

21-year-old football player had CTE when he took his life

A 21-year-old Washington State football player who committed suicide in January had extensive damage to his brain linked to football-related brain trauma, his family recently revealed. Tyler Hilinski committed suicide in his apartment using a gun, a scenario remarkably common among former football players with CTE. Yesterday, his parents, Mark and Kym Hilinski, appeared on…

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