NFL concussions News

Players Accuse NFL of Trying to Delay, Rewrite $1 Billion Concussion Settlement

The National Football League abruptly last week dropped its plan to challenge approved dementia diagnoses in a landmark concussion case as players’ lawyers accuse it of trying to delay payments and rewrite the $1 billion settlement. A federal court hearing …

NFL Hands Off $35 Million to Concussion Researchers

The National Football League is awarding more than $35 million in funding to five organizations conducting research into diagnosis and treatment of brain injuries. Through its Scientific Advisory Board established as part of its “Play Smart. Play Safe” initiative, the …

Liability Insurers Win Right to Question NFL Executives, Doctors in Concussion Cases

National Football League executives may for the first time have to testify about what they knew of concussion risks after a judge cleared the way for questions from insurers who are suing to avoid paying more than $1 billion in …

Florida Researchers Find 40% of Retired NFL Players Had Brain Injury

More than 40 percent of retired National Football League (NFL) players in a recent study had signs of traumatic brain injury, according to medical researchers from Florida. The findings were based on sensitive MRI scans — called diffusion tensor imaging …

NFL Acknowledges Head Trauma Disease CTE Link for First Time

An NFL official has acknowledged a link between football and the brain disease CTE for the first time. Jeff Miller, the NFL’s senior vice president for health and safety, spoke about the connection during an appearance Monday at a congressional …

Amateur Athletes, Not Just Pros, Could Be at Risk for Brain Damage: Mayo Clinic

In the movie Concussion, Will Smith plays the doctor who discovered the condition known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, in pro football. The film’s release this month follows years of headlines on the risks NFL players face as they …

Late NFL Player, Announcer Gifford Had Brain Disease Tied to Concussions

Former professional football player and TV commentator Frank Gifford, who died in August at age 84, suffered from a degenerative brain disease triggered by the effect of repetitive head trauma. “We as a family made the difficult decision to have …

NFL Blows Whistle on Concussion Study Using Helmet Sensors

The National Football League has quietly announced that it is suspending a pilot program to track player concussions with helmet sensors. The sensors track the frequency and velocity of hits to the head, and will still be used in other …

Player’s Widow Sues NFL, Claims Husband’s Suicide Due to Concussions

The National Football League was sued by the widow of former San Diego Chargers defensive back Paul Oliver, claiming his suicide last year was the result of head trauma and concussions he sustained. The NFL ignored, minimized and disputed the …

Miami Ex-QB Marino to Withdraw from Concussion Lawsuit Against NFL

Well, that was fast. Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino will withdraw his name from a concussion lawsuit against the NFL less than a day after his inclusion was reported by the Los Angeles Times. On Monday night, the Times …