Tag: CTE

NFL Concussions

NFL Concussion Claims Hit $500 Million in Less Than 2 Years

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — More than $500 million in claims were approved as of Monday under the NFL’s concussion settlement, nearly a decade earlier than league officials estimated they would reach that amount.

Larry Fedora

UNC Coach Says Football Is a Game ‘Under Attack’

Speaking at a recent press conference, University of North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora said that the game of football is “under attack,” and will see major changes over the next decade.

AFP Joe Robbins

NFL Great Favre Fears ‘Thousands’ of Concussions

Los Angeles (AFP) – Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre said Thursday he may have suffered “thousands” of concussions as he revealed his struggle with possible long-term effects of his 20-year NFL career.

AP Nick Wass

NFL Concussions Up 16 Percent in 2017

The NFL had a 16 percent increase in concussions from 2016 to 2017, with 291 concussions in 2017, compared to 250 in 2016.

AP Timberlake

Justin Timberlake: ‘My Son Will Never Play Football’

Justin Timberlake has no problem performing the halftime show for the Super Bowl, something he’s set to do for the second time in his career. Though, when it comes to allowing his son to play football, the pop singer has a big problem with that.

New York Times Building

NY Times Combines Fuzzy Math with Weird Science in Latest Football-Bashing Article

Last year, the New York Times reported that the brain bank associated with Boston University found chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in 76 of 79 former NFL players examined. This week, the Old Gray Lady reported the group finding CTE in 110 of 111 players examined. Like so much of what the Times reports, this doesn’t add up.

Odell Beckham, Josh Norman

ESPN, Congressional Democrats Team Up Against NFL

ESPN made charges against the NFL, which led to Congressional Democrats investigating the league, which led to ESPN receiving a scoop on the results of that investigation, which led to the Congressional Democrats receiving gushing coverage from ESPN because of the investigation.

Junior Seau

NFL Embraces Junk Science in Linking CTE to Football in Absence of Single Study

A representative from the NFL told a congressional committee on Monday that a link “certainly” exists between football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Scores of medical journal articles insist that science attempting to establish such a link through a study, let alone proving one, remains a project for the future to embark upon.