Two former boxers, Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Harry Reid (D-Nev.), welcomed representatives of the world’s boxing and mixed martial arts organizations on Tuesday to announce support for a study to understand the effects of repeated blows to the head.
Researchers say the design of the Riddell Revolution helmet reduced concussions by 54 percent.
Legislation for federal funding to help protect student athletes from concussions got the National Football League’s backing Monday in the shadow of the stadium where the Super Bowl will be played this weekend.
The family of late NFL star Junior Seau is objecting to the proposed $765 million settlement of player concussion claims because the fund would not specifically pay “wrongful death” claims.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said “there’s a lot of misinformation out there” while responding to President Barack Obama’s comment that he wouldn’t let his son play football.
A federal judge has preliminarily rejected a $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims, fearing the sum may not be enough to cover injured players.
Detroit Lions tight end Dorin Dickerson is the latest NFL player to stay in a game with a concussion. He joined a list that is likely long.
The Kennedy Krieger Institute is getting a share of the National Football League’s research funds for concussion studies.
Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher says he gets a “bell-ringing” about a couple of times a game.
Rejecting claims made in a lawsuit concerning concussions, the NCAA said Saturday it has taken steps to protect student athletes from head injuries and that player safety is among the college sports association’s core principles.