NCAA Head Injury Lawsuit Settled With $70 Million Brain Evaluation Fund

The NCAA has settled a class-action lawsuit by agreeing to set up a $70 million fund to evaluate current and former NCAA athletes in a variety of contact sports for brain trauma. Unlike the NFL's maligned but needed settlement that's still evolving, this seems at first blush like an OK deal for NCAA athletes, since it… » 7/29/14 10:18am 7/29/14 10:18am

Concussed Christoph Kramer "Can't Really Remember" World Cup Final

Christopher Kramer wasn't supposed to play in the World Cup final. The young midfielder was told just minutes before kick-off that he'd be replacing the injured Sami Khedira. So you could forgive him if that's why the whole thing seems like a blur to him, but really it's just because of the brain trauma. » 7/14/14 4:18pm 7/14/14 4:18pm

Edwin Encarnación Elbowed In The Head In Collision At First Base

A hurried Jose Reyes throw in the seventh inning crossed up Edwin Encarnación and sent him tumbling backward into the basepath just as Mark Teixeira was chugging in to beat the throw. The two men collided and Teixeira's elbow/shoulder hit Encarnación just about as flush as it gets, right in the back of the head. As… » 6/24/14 11:59pm 6/24/14 11:59pm

FIFPro Calls For Concussion Probe After Alvaro Pereira Gets Knocked Cold

Uruguay's Alvaro Pereira took a knee to the head in yesterday's England match. He was out on the pitch—completely unconscious. Just minutes later, he overruled the team's medical staff and returned to play. Today, world soccer's players' union called for an investigation using some pretty basic logic: maybe the guy… » 6/20/14 10:30am 6/20/14 10:30am

Tony Scheffler Retires, Citing Three Concussions

Lions tight end Tony Scheffler has announced his retirement, citing the three concussions he suffered during his NFL career as the reason he's walking away from the game. Below is a 2011 story from Nate Jackson, a former teammate of Scheffler's, offering a behind-the-scenes look at one of the nights Scheffler was… » 6/11/14 3:59pm 6/11/14 3:59pm

I Got Certified To Coach Heads Up Football And It Was A Joke

By now you know that the NFL is being sued by a group of former players who are alleging that their respective teams systematically doped them up and destroyed their bodies, East Germany-style. This comes just as the NFL has perfected its damage control technique when it comes to head injuries. If you watched any… » 5/29/14 1:33pm 5/29/14 1:33pm

Kyle Turley Says He Had Teammates Who Took 30 Vicodin A Day

Former NFL offensive lineman Kyle Turley was a guest on Colin Cowherd's show today, and the two had a semi-heated discussion about the recent lawsuit that was filed against the NFL by eight former players. The suit alleges, among other things, that team doctors willfully and negligently urged players to dope… » 5/21/14 3:44pm 5/21/14 3:44pm

Retired Stars File Suit Alleging NFL Doped Them Up Like Race Horses

Some very large piles of shit just hit the fan in the world of the NFL today. Eight former NFL players—Richard Dent, Jim McMahon, Jeremy Newberry, Roy Green, J.D. Hill, Keith Van Horne, Ron Stone, and Ron Pritchard—have filed a class-action lawsuit against the NFL. The suit claims that the league supplied them with… » 5/20/14 1:34pm 5/20/14 1:34pm

French Rugby Star Returned To Game Minutes After Bloody Head Injury

It turns out the NFL isn't the only sport suffering from questionable concussion protocol. Last night's French rugby bout between Racing Metro and Toulouse featured a player who suffered a head injury, then staggered and eventually collapsed coming off the pitch. A few minutes later, he was back on the field. » 5/10/14 10:45am 5/10/14 10:45am