Especially after the revealing CTE study from a few weeks ago, you can no longer deny the long term dangers of contact sports -- especially football. Brain injuries can cause irreparable damage that can change your personality, cognitive functions, or mental state.Read more
The football world is still buzzing from a recent study published by the Boston University School of Medicine and the VA Boston Healthcare System that revealed an overwhelming presence of CTE in the brains of deceased football players. This was troublesome news for former football players from all levels of the game who worried CTE might be more of a threat than previously thought. The reality is, though, the dangers of CTE extend far beyond football and athletes everywhere should continue to take concussions very, very seriously.
Last Tuesday, a new study revealed CTE in 110 out of 111 former NFL players. Seven days later, we’re even more disappointed in the NFL’s response than we could have imagined, and that’s saying something because we’ve been scrutinizing the NFL for years.Read more
Today, the news headlines hit harder than a linebacker. A postmortem study published by Boston University School of Medicine and the VA Boston Healthcare System on the brains of former football players diagnosed CTE in 87% of subjects. It's not surprising this study found that NFL players’ brains, in particular, exhibited higher rates of CTE — a whopping 110 out of 111!Read more
Imagine the level of outrage among high school students’ parents if they heard their kids’ football coach say, "Your children's health is not really my job."Read more