Study shows CFL players aware of concussions, but many still try to hide them

Click here to get the latest on all pro leagues and open tryout information! Sign up, get scouted and start your pro career! By: Bill Beacon If the word “concussion” was replaced by “brain injury” perhaps more athletes would admit that they’ve had … Continue reading


 

Linebacker’s little helper: ‘Abuse’ concerns mount as craze for huffing smelling salts sweeps NFL sidelines

Click here to get the latest on all pro leagues and open tryout information! Sign up, get scouted and start your pro career!   New report estimates as many as 80 per cent of NFL players huff smelling salts.  Smelling … Continue reading


 

Next step for Michael Oher’s NFL career should be clear, shouldn’t blind side anyone

BY: JOSEPH PERSON jperson@charlotteobserver.com Viewers can find “The Blind Side” on cable seemingly any day of the week on any channel. The movie about Michael Oher’s rise from the streets of Memphis to one of the nation’s most sought-out offensive tackles … Continue reading

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NFL and NFLPA lay out new enforcement for concussion protocol

by Brad Berreman Lawsuits from former players and a Hollywood film have brought big attention to the issue of concussions in the NFL, and a specific protocol on game days and during the week to deal with those head injuries … Continue reading

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Ex-NFL players not at greater risk of suicide than general population: study

Former professional football players are not at a greater risk of suicide than the general U.S. population, according to a new study by the federal government. Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the suicide rate … Continue reading


 

N.F.L. Concussion Payouts Have Lenders Circling

By: Ken Belson HOUSTON — The offers seem too good to pass up: Loans worth tens of thousands of dollars with no money down and no time limit for paying it back. The main catch, sometimes buried in the fine … Continue reading

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NFL concussion rates are lower at higher altitudes, study finds

By Alan Zarembo (Los Angeles Times) Here’s one solution to the National Football League’s concussion problem: Stop playing at sea level. Researchers have found that concussion rates are about 30% lower in games played at higher altitudes. The finding was … Continue reading

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CFL: Lions’ Marco Iannuzzi hopes donation of brain after death will aid concussion research

Marco Iannuzzi calls the decision a no-brainer. The B.C. Lions receiver hopes the commitment to donate his brain after death for medical research will lead to more knowledge about how football and other contact sports affect the vital organ — … Continue reading