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Lawyer: $2.8 Million Settlement Reached In N.J. High School Football Player’s Death

Ryne Dougherty suffered a brain hemorrhage in an October 2008 game after he was allegedly returned to action prematurely following an earlier concussion.

09/09/2013

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Kallas: NFL Won By ‘Only’ Paying $765 Million, But What About The Future?

Does this solve the same issues in the future for NFL players? Not at all. Does this solve the same issues for youth football players? Not at all. Can those issues be solved? Well, that’s the next billion-dollar question coming down the pike.

09/03/2013

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Former Players, Giants’ Mara React To NFL Concussion Settlement

The NFL agreed Thursday to pay more than three-quarters of a billion dollars to settle lawsuits by Tony Dorsett and thousands of other former players who are suffering from dementia and other concussion-related brain injuries.

08/30/2013

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NFL To Pay $765M To Settle Concussion Lawsuits

The NFL has reached a tentative $765 million settlement over concussion-related brain injuries among its 18,000 retired players, agreeing to compensate victims, pay for medical exams and underwrite research.

08/29/2013

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Dr. Max Gomez: Symptoms Of Brain Disease Can Appear Years In Advance

Evidence continues to mount that repeated concussions can lead to brain damage. As CBS 2′s Dr Max Gomez reported, brain disease and its associated symptoms can develop years before the final diagnosis.

08/21/2013

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Athletes And Adminstrators Butt Heads Over Helmet Requirements In Girls Lacrosse

A debate is raging around a popular high school sport on Long Island; should girls be required to wear helmets during lacrosse games?

05/13/2013

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NFL Announces Major Research Project On Preventing Concussions

The NFL and other organizations are heading up research program they hope will help improve safety and prevent concussions.

03/11/2013

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Goodell Calls For ‘Culture Of Safety,’ Denies Saying He Fears NFL Player Dying On Field

Player safety in the NFL has been a frequent topic of conversation recently and Goodell discussed it again Wednesday during a lecture and question-and-answer session at the department of exercise and sport science at the University of North Carolina.

03/07/2013

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Report: Goodell ‘Terrified’ That ‘NFL Player Is Going To Die On The Field’

“He’s terrified of it,” a Hall of Fame player told ESPN The Magazine. “It wouldn’t just be a tragedy. It would be awfully bad for business.”

03/05/2013

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Tiki Barber Fears For His Health After Years Of Rough Football

With more attention being paid these days to the cumulative effects of concussions, WCBS 880 afternoon drive anchor Steve Scott spoke with former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber, who talked about his concerns for his own future health.

01/10/2013

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New Jersey Trainer On A Mission To Educate Teen Athletes About Concussions

Brain injuries in sports have been under increased scrutiny – even among athletes in high school – and a local trainer has launched a mission to educate students on the dangers of concussions.

CBS New York–10/14/2012

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NFL Hall Of Famer Harry Carson Says He Never Would’ve Played Football Had He Known Effects Of Concussions

After more than 20 years of retirement, the legendary Giants linebacker suffers the residual effects of concussions to this day. But you can’t tell by looking at him.

10/08/2012

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Clifton Jr. Football To Require Pre-Season Concussion Checks

Coach Joe Gaccione has been at it for over 20 years and says he’d much rather have old players come back saying they put their brains to good use in life rather than see one who’s brain is shot.

09/28/2012

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Palladino: Stunning Numbers In Concussion Suit Vs. NFL

A story that should have been just as big as the Yankees sweeping the first three Subway Series games or Union Rags’ race for the ages after I’ll Have Another dropped out of a Triple Crown bid was all but overlooked last week.

06/11/2012

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Eye On New York: Concussion Concerns

New York Giants football legend and Hall of Famer Harry Carson has a warning to parents of athletes. Don’t ignore head injuries because concussions can have long-term consequences.

05/27/2012

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