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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When Gary Bettman took over the NHL in 1993 after working under David Stern in the NBA, he painted a picture of a faster, newer style of game that would appeal to the U.S. market. What he didn’t count on was the problems it would cause for his players.
Consider the desire to win and those adolescent feelings of invincibility and you get a sense of the difficulty hospitals are facing.
They have eight wheels and two legs. They go by names like Betty Clock’r and Toastface Killah. This isn’t your parents’ roller derby.
A seven-day disabled list for concussions wouldn’t have done Jason Bay much good when the Mets outfielder missed the final two months of 2010 with the injury. Still, the move was another positive sign the sport is doing more and more to address head injuries.
Under the new rules of the Army, soldiers suffering traumatic brain injuries, such as concussions, during roadside bombings are now eligible to be awarded the Purple Heart.
Ray Anderson, the NFL’s chief disciplinarian, said Wednesday that repeat offenders or players committing flagrant illegal hits will have a much greater chance of being suspended during the 2011 season.
The NHL is adopting a more rigorous protocol for examining players with possible concussions.