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AP Survey: Concussions Are Not Most NFL Players' Chief ConcernLess than half of the group — only 39 of the 100 players — said they are more worried about the long-term effects of concussions than those of other injuries.
'Concussion' Doctor: 'I Would Bet My Medical License' OJ Simpson Has CTEThe forensic pathologist who first discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy in football players believes O.J. Simpson suffers from the brain disease.
'Concussion' Subject Bennet Omalu Exaggerated His Role, Researchers SayOmalu neither discovered the disease nor named it, according to scientific journals and brain researchers who were interviewed by The Associated Press.
Palladino: Gifford Reminds Us That Football Is Play At Your Own RiskIt is one of the NFL’s flag-raiser photos, one of several Iwo Jima’s that stand right up there with a kneeling Y.A. Tittle bleeding from his bald head in the end zone.
Frank Gifford's Family Says CTE Found In Giants Legend's BrainThe family of Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford says signs of the degenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy were found in his brain after his death.
Autopsy: Former Giant Tyler Sash Overdosed On Pain MedicationsFormer NFL and Iowa safety Tyler Sash died from an accidental overdose after mixing two powerful pain medications.
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.

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