Keidel says: Sadly, the dollar signs and the death certificates go on Roger Goodell’s resume. Maybe he will soon see that killing the player is the same as killing the game.
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.
It was a controversial year for the NFL, but nothing is stopping the popularity of America’s most watched game.
“30 years from now, I don’t think (the NFL) will be in existence,” Pollard said. “I could be wrong. It’s just my opinion, but I think with the direction things are going, there’s going to come a point where fans are going to get fed up with it.”
The 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.
The 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.
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.
NFL great Junior Seau was suffering from a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last year, according to a study released Thursday.
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.
When Warner said he was scared to let his sons play the game, quite a few members of the pro football fraternity turned on him. I say good for you, Kurt.
Former Giants wide receiver Amani Toomer has been a one-man headline machine lately. His latest comments drew harsh criticism from a pair of former teammates.
Rex Ryan says he “absolutely” would like his son to continue to play football despite him suffering a concussion last season.
Watch SNL and enjoy. See how Eli does. Just pray that he and his current colleagues have the support they’ll need once the cheering and, for a guy like Manning, the laughter, stops.
“I live day by day and one day at a time,” Ray Lucas said. “I still have a lot of pain that I deal with, but I relish in the fact that sometimes you’ve got to walk through hell to get to heaven.”
We should not be so dismissive of someone’s pain simply because there isn’t a pill for it, because an x-ray can’t spot it, because a surgeon can’t stitch it. That kind of ignorance could be as dangerous as the problem itself.