Parents Of Area Youth Football Players Appear Much More Informed About ConcussionsThe recent attention on brain trauma caused by playing football is nothing new, but now it’s putting the focus on parent knowledge of how to protect their kids from concussions.
Jared Max: Joseph Maroon's Comments About CTE Were Misleading, IrresponsibleDr. Maroon declared that CTE is a "rare phenomena" that "although real, is being over-exaggerated and being extrapolated to youth football and to high school football."
Silverman: Stunning Retirements Across NFL Overshadow Revis Signing, Big TradesThe most noteworthy announcements at the start of the league year may have been the early retirements of San Francisco linebacker Patrick Willis, Tennessee quarterback Jake Locker and Pittsburgh linebacker Jason Worilds.
AP: NFL Claims Concussions Down 25 PercentWhen 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.
Jared Max: Surgeon General Ought To Warn Everyone About Dangers Of FootballHow would you react if you came home from work one evening and found your 9-year-old son smoking a cigarette? Would you revoke his cellphone, Internet and TV privileges before, or after you drove him to football practice?
Researchers Link Heading In Soccer to Degenerative Brain DiseaseCTE is a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated blows to the head. Typically, it's been found in football players and boxers, but now a soccer player has become the first in his sport to be publicly named with the disease.
On WFAN: Tony Dorsett Says He's Dealt With Depression, Suicidal ThoughtsDorsett 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.
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.
Family Of Junior Seau Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against NFLThe family of Junior Seau has sued the NFL, claiming the former linebacker's suicide was the result of brain disease caused by violent hits he sustained while playing football.
Palladino: RGIII’s Knee The Least Of It -- Protect The HeadThe way the Washington quarterback goes about his on-field business not only puts him in danger of ruining his career from the waist down, but ruining his life from the neck up.
Tiki Barber Fears For His Health After Years Of Rough FootballWith 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.
Boomer Reacts To Junior Seau CTE Findings: 'Really Bad' For NFLNFL great Junior Seau was suffering from a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last year, according to a study released Thursday.