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By On March 15th, 2016

Senior NFL Official Acknowledges Link Between Football And CTE For The First Time

After years of controversy, litigation, and horrific deaths, a senior official from the NFL has finally acknowledged the connection between football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) for the first time. The NFL’s senior vice president of health and safety, Jeff Miller, admitted that a link exists between the two during a roundtable discussion on the…

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By On October 19th, 2015

Former NFL Player Adrian Robinson Jr. Diagnosed With CTE After Suicide

A recent autopsy of a former NFL lineman from Pennsylvania who killed himself at the age of 25 shows the athlete had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative brain disease related to repeated brain injuries. Adrian Robinson Jr.’s diagnosis of CTE was confirmed by Chris Nowinski of the Boston University-affiliated Concussion Legacy Foundation, according to ABC…

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By On February 26th, 2015

Study Links Memory Problems in Former NFL Players With Brain Injury

Johns Hopkins researchers claim to have found significant evidence to link specific memory deficits found in former NFL players with accumulated brain damage using an assortment of imaging and cognitive tests. The study, published in Neurobiology of Disease, evaluated nine former NFL players between the ages of 57 to 74. The former players came from…

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By On September 19th, 2014

The NFL Admits 3 in 10 Former Players Are Eligible For Concussion Compensation

Documents filed last week in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia say nearly a third of former NFL players are likely to develop cognitive problems serious enough to be eligible for compensation under the league’s proposed concussion settlement. According to the most recent projections from an actuarial report prepared for the former players, approximately 3,600 ex-players…

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By On April 23rd, 2014

Russell Allen and a stroke of bad luck

Russell Allen, a linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars, played his last game on December 15, 2013. Up against Buffalo, Allen “had his bell rung” but continued to play on in the game with a searing headache and vision problems. A trip to the Emergency Room and three days of testing revealed that Allen had suffered…

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By On August 29th, 2013

NFL Agrees to settle player lawsuit: good or bad news?

The NFL agreed to settle the lawsuit brought forward by former players with brain injuries. While the initial amount of the settlement, $765 million plus legal fees, appears to be a lot of money; we need to ask is that adequate to cover the present and future needs of all players who have experienced multiple…

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By On April 10th, 2013

Former players sue the NFL

Has the NFL knowingly exposed players to the risk of brain injuries? The lawsuit brought against the NFL by former players will determine how much the NFL knew about the risk of traumatic brain injury and the cumulative effects of TBI in players who have sustained multiple concussions. The NFL has downplayed the data revealed…

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