10 former National Hockey League players, including All-Star forward Gary Leeman, claimed in a class-action lawsuit that the league hasn’t done enough to protect players from concussions.
Benjamin Achampong, 30, is accused of using his former position at the Long Island Head Injury Association to access the Social Security numbers and other information of more than 50 victims, officials said.
Gov. Chris Christie signed into law a bill that requires coaches to remove any player who shows signs of a concussion. Those students would need to be cleared by a doctor before they can compete again.
The CDC says more than 1.5 million Americans will experience some sort of traumatic brain injury during their lifetime, and 51,000 will die from those injuries.
CBS 2’s Mark Morgan visited a New Jersey high school on Wednesday to learn about a football program aimed at keeping athletes safe on the field.