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By On November 18th, 2014

George Visger & Friends Arrange a Benefit

Last week we posted a blog about Dondre Ransom, a former Marine, father of two and a semi-pro football player who sustained a concussion which has left him blind and hooked to a ventilator. Dondre’s wife is receiving treatment for her military-related TBI in Atlanta. Several of our NeuroNotes readers have asked about what they…

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By On November 14th, 2014

George Visger: Courageous Advocate and Wild Guy

Here at NeuroNotes, we’ve known George for years.  He has contributed to our blog, and we keep up with his tireless advocacy work on behalf of individuals with brain injury.  We are always excited to have our paths cross at conferences.  George’s willingness to meet and talk with survivors of brain injury continually shows his…

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By On November 11th, 2014

Is Goodell in Double Jeopardy?

Was Ray Rice punished twice for the inexcusable abuse of his then fiancée and current wife, Janay?  One side says “yes” and the other “no”.  Last week, National Football League (NFL) Commissioner, Roger Goodell, testified in court in front of a federal judge who will decide if Rice’s suspension will be overturned or upheld.   After…

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By On June 25th, 2014

NFL Agrees to Open-Ended Settlement In Concussion Lawsuit

Football fans and those of us with heightened interests in traumatic brain injuries have been anxiously waiting for the resolution in the concussion lawsuits filed against the NFL. After a settlement in which the league would pay $765 million was agreed to in August of 2013, it seemed the issue was close to a conclusion.…

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By On May 29th, 2014

The Big Announcements from The White House Summit on Sports Concussions

Today, President Obama is bringing together 200 sports officials, medical experts, parent activists, and young athletes for the first White House summit on sports concussions, and the day looks to be filled with announcements from numerous important institutions within sports and medicine. The Associated Press received many of these announcements ahead of the opening of…

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By On March 5th, 2014

The Decline of Football: Rolf B. Gainer is interviewed

  Our Chief Executive Officer, Rolf B. Gainer, PhD was interviewed by Ben Orlando for his podcast, “History Repeating Itself.”  In talking about brain injury as a result of football, Dr. Gainer referenced a study conducted by Dr. Dorothy Otnow Lewis involving inmates on death row.  It is beginning to be recognized that brain injury…

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By On February 17th, 2014

Will football have a similar demise to boxing?

Ben Orlando’s podcast, “History Repeating Itself,” compares football to the sport of boxing in Episode 1, Part 2: The Decline of Football and Boxing.  At one time, boxing rivaled baseball as America’s number one sport.  As the brutality of the sport became a concern, people called for an end to it in high schools and…

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By On February 1st, 2014

Will Football go the way of Gladiators?

The Super Bowl is tomorrow, and people who are excited about the big game probably don’t want to think about the uncertain future of the sport.  Ben Orlando, the creator of an interesting podcast called “History Repeating Itself,” is exploring the possibility that football will suffer a similar demise to the gladiator sport of ancient…

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