The Giants did Peyton Hillis a big favor when they cut him. They gave him a chance to preserve his brain by taking away the one incentive — dollars — that keeps players coming back.
Giants punter Steve Weatherford, along with former NFL wide receiver Sidney Rice, will donate his brain for scientific research after he passes away.
When preseason games, plus preseason and regular-season practices, are included, the 202 concussions this season declined 12 percent from 2013, and 23 percent from 2012.
NYC Considers Bill Requiring Doctors At All Youth Football Games, Practices To Protect Athletes From Concussions
What City Councilman Stephen Levin of Brooklyn is proposing is requiring a doctor at every youth football game, and a doctor or athletic trainer at any practice involving tackling.
The SpeedFlex helmet from Riddell burst onto the scene in 2014. Its safety features and unique design were a big hit among the initial players that made the switch.
Concussions continue to be a huge topic of conversation in sports, particularly as it pertains to football.
Rep. Bill Pascrell, co-founder of the congressional Brain Injury Task Force said he also wants the league’s commissioner to establish penalties for violating concussion protocols.
The NFL estimates that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and twice as often as the general population.
The lawsuit was filed Wednesday and seeks class action status on behalf of current and former soccer players who competed for teams governed by FIFA and several U.S.-based soccer organizations.
College sports’ governing body also agreed to implement a single return-to-play policy spelling out how all teams must treat players who received head blows.
To many-a-fan’s dismay, some players were noticeably ‘out of it’ and even collapsed after sustaining a head injury during play. While getting injured is something that can happen in any sport, certain protocols need to be followed to ensure player safety.
The settlement, negotiated over several months, is designed to last at least 65 years and cover retired players who develop Lou Gehrig’s disease, dementia or other neurological problems.
Among the high-profile names that have sued the NFL in recent months, the one reported on Monday night really stands out.
“We want our kids participating in sports,” Obama said. “As parents, though, we want to keep them safe and that means we have to have better information.”
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.