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Joe Namath (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Jets Legend Joe Namath Wouldn’t Want His Kids To Play Football

Namath understands why more parents these days are reluctant to let their children play football. “I can’t blame them. I can’t blame them,” he told The Associated Press on Saturday.

02/02/2014

Joe Namath (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Joe Namath Says He’s Had Brain-Related Medical Issues

Jets legend Joe Namath says he’s “improved” after going through “some things medically” that could be tied to concussions suffered during his playing days.

01/31/2014

President Barack Obama throws a football at Soldier Field following the NATO Summit working dinner on May 20, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)

Obama: ‘I Would Not Let My Son Play Pro Football’

President Barack Obama says football players know the health risks they’re “buying into.” But if Obama had a son, no way would he be allowed to pull on the pads.

01/20/2014

Youth football players (/file credit: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Bronx Assemblyman Proposes Bill Banning Kids Under 14 From Playing Tackle Football

Assemblyman Michael Benedetto said he believes the measure could potentially prevent young kids from getting concussions, which run the risk of causing brain damage.

01/17/2014

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Experts: No Evidence That Dietary Supplements Can Treat Concussions

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a new warning about certain dietary supplements, which are used by many people as a holistic approach to treat concussions.

01/14/2014

Tony Dorsett during a game in 1986. (Photo by Ken Levine/Allsport/Getty Images)

Lawyers Detail $765M Plan For NFL’s Concussion Settlement

The awards could reach $5 million for athletes with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease; $4 million for a death involving brain trauma; and $3 million for dementia cases.

01/07/2014

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Experts: Concussion Must Be Treated By Fully Resting Brain From Activity

Doctors thus recommend resting the brain after a concussion, but experts have now advised that the rest in question should be far more extensive than previously thought.

01/06/2014

Former player Bob Bourne speaks to the crowd while being inducted to the New York Islanders' Hall of Fame prior to the Islanders' game against the Washington Capitals on November 25, 2006 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Former Islander Bob Bourne Opens Up On Concussions

I had a chance to speak with Bourne about his involvement in the lawsuit, his thoughts on player safety and even his take on this year’s Islanders squad.

11/27/2013

Vladimir Sobotka #17 of the St. Louis Blues fights against Rich Peverley #17 of the Dallas Stars.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Ex-Players Slam NHL With Lawsuit Over Concussions

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.

11/26/2013

Bradley Schwartz on the field for the Levittown Red Devils. (credit: Peter Schwartz/WFAN)

Schwartz: Yes, Our Son Plays Youth Football

I know what you’re all thinking: Why in the world would we allow him to play football? Believe me, my wife and I have been told by family and friends that we’re nuts.

11/19/2013

Sensors can gauge the impact of hits to helmets. (credit: CBS 2)

Can Football Helmet Technology ‘Sense’ Danger?

A growing number of schools are turning to technology to identify concussions as soon as they happen on the football field.

11/18/2013

Tony Dorsett during a game in 1986. (Photo by Ken Levine/Allsport/Getty Images)

On WFAN: Tony Dorsett Says He’s Dealt With Depression, Suicidal Thoughts

Dorsett says his quality of life is deteriorating along with his memory. And when asked on WFAN radio if he’s dealt with depression or suicidal thoughts, the Hall of Fame running back admitted that yes, he has.

11/06/2013

Hall of Famer Mike Webster died in 2002. (Photo by Mike Powell/Getty Images)

Kallas: Should You Let Your Child Play Tackle Football?

The debate has been swirling now for a number of years. With the recent publication of the book, “League of Denial,” and, more importantly — for our purposes — the “FRONTLINE” documentary of the same name, a more intelligent discussion can be had on the subject.

10/18/2013

Ottawa's Chris Neil is attended to by a trainer after being hit into the boards hard on a check against the Boston Bruins, at Scotiabank Place, on March 11, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Hartnett: For Starters, NHL Should Hand Out 10-Game Bans For Headshots

While medical science has progressed, true progress has yet to be made by the league regarding headshots. Players are still targeting the heads of fellow professionals, and are only receiving small bans for their actions.

10/10/2013

A young football player takes part in the Heads Up football program. (Credit CBS 2)

‘Heads Up’ Program Works To Make Football Safer For Young Players

In August the NFL settled a historic lawsuit involving head injuries, on Saturday local youth football players received an important and potentially life saving lesson.

09/22/2013

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