If MMA Doesn't Change, Someone Is Going To Die

No one needed to see Marlon Moraes continue beating on Josh Rettinghouse. Moraes had outclassed his opponent in every facet of the game for 15 minutes, piling on abuse and bludgeoning his lead leg. Rettinghouse could barely support his own weight, let alone continue to defend himself, and as he hobbled back to his… » 4/02/14 2:05pm 4/02/14 2:05pm

Jonathan Martin Listed Reasons To Leave The NFL: "Won't Die From CTE"

One of the more compelling passages in Ted Wells's investigation into bullying and harassment in the Miami Dolphins locker room has to do with a text message Jonathan Martin sent to a friend last spring, when he was seriously considering leaving football. It offers unusual insight into the toll that playing in the NFL… » 2/14/14 11:51am 2/14/14 11:51am

Did Football Cause 20 Deaths In 1905? Re-Investigating A Serial Killer

On the last day of the 1905 college football season, Harvard hosted Yale in the 26th meeting between the two teams. At one point in the typically low-scoring affair, Harvard's Francis Burr trotted back to return a punt. As the ball fluttered through the air, Burr called for a fair catch. Then things got ugly, as things … » 1/22/14 3:45pm 1/22/14 3:45pm

Jamaal Charles Left The Game After This Play

Jamaal Charles left the game during the Chiefs first drive of the game (a touchdown-scoring drive, regardless) after this hit/tackle. It looks like his helmet hits the ground and he clearly was slow getting up. According to the Bob Glauber he is being evaluated for a concussion and his return is listed as questionable. … » 1/04/14 4:57pm 1/04/14 4:57pm

Gene Teague Slams Head On Court, Suffers "Really Bad Concussion"

This is a scary moment from early in the second half of Friday's Seton Hall game against Lafayette. Gene Teague, who was having a phenomenal game up to that point and already had a double-double, has his feet undercut as he makes his move to the rim and violently lands on his head. He then begins convulsing. » 12/28/13 11:15am 12/28/13 11:15am

The Real Reason The NFL Can't Fix Concussions Any Time Soon

In yesterday's game against the Giants, Lions tight end Dorin Dickerson sustained a concussion while covering a kickoff return. (It appears to have been on a simple touchback.) He stayed in the game, until he eventually screwed up on back to back plays. » 12/23/13 1:07pm 12/23/13 1:07pm

Paralyzed Player Looks Upon Gravely Injured Player: Regrettable Angle?

Much of last night's ESPN coverage from the New Orleans Bowl matchup between Tulane and Louisiana-Lafayette focused on former Green Wave safety Devon Walker, who was paralyzed from the neck down after a helmet-to-helmet collision last year in a game against Tulsa. When Tulane cornerback Jordan Sullen appeared to suffer … » 12/22/13 11:56am 12/22/13 11:56am