A lead scientist studying the brains of deceased athletes with brain trauma has criticized the proposed NFL concussion settlement, because it would not compensate retirees who exhibit mood swings, aggression, depression or other aberrant behavior.
According to a recent study, there is not enough evidence between football and the increase risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
A former Division II college football star who disappeared in the Michigan wilderness during a late-evening fishing trip died of pneumonia caused by inhaling his vomit, according to an updated autopsy released Thursday.
Junior Seau, one of the NFL’s best and fiercest players for nearly two decades, had a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last May, the National Institutes of Health told The Associated Press on Thursday.
As discussion continues as to whether Jovan Belcher’s murder-suicide was attributed in part to head injuries, football took another hit in the form of new research on multiple concussions being linked to aggression and depression.