Report: Almost All Ex-Players Will Take NFL's Concussion Settlement

ESPN's Outside The Lines reports today that lawyers involved in the concussion case expect "no more than a few hundred" of the approximately 18,000 former NFL players involved to opt out of the settlement. Just nine players have filed paperwork to opt out so far, OTL reports, and the deadline is Tuesday. » 10/13/14 4:43pm 10/13/14 4:43pm

Jake Locker Takes Brutal Late Hit To Head, Stays In The Game

Watch the video above. You'll see Jake Locker scramble for a 10-yard touchdown and get clocked with a forearm shiver to the helmet. He goes down, clutching his head, and when he's finally helped to his feet, appears woozy, and stumbles. He was taken to the locker room to be evaluated for signs of a concussion; despite… » 10/05/14 2:08pm 10/05/14 2:08pm

Alexis Knocks Chelsea Keeper Out Cold; Keeper Stays In Game


Early in today's match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, Arsenal midfielder Alexis Sánchez turned to run down a hopeful ball over the top, nearly got on the end of it, and ended his run by plowing his hip through Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois's head. Courtois appeared to be knocked out cold. He… » 10/05/14 10:08am 10/05/14 10:08am

Lady Soccer Ref Gets Smoked In The Face By Rocketing Ball

Of all the dangers native to lower league soccer—terrible pitches, zero security, studs-up challenges, etc.—referees taking concussive shots to the head isn't really the the first to come to mind. Thanks to this Argentine fifth-division ref's header, we now have a more accurate list. » 10/01/14 12:25pm 10/01/14 12:25pm

Michigan Head Coach Brady Hoke: "I Don't Make Decisions On Who Plays"

Brady Hoke deflected criticism about the handling of dazed quarterback Shane Morris Saturday during his weekly press conference today, claiming the Michigan head coach doesn't "make decisions on who plays, who doesn't play." When asked if Morris—who took a nasty, and illegal, shot to the head but was re-inserted into… » 9/29/14 2:50pm 9/29/14 2:50pm

Report: Jovan Belcher Showed Signs Of CTE

Jovan Belcher's brain showed signs of CTE, according to newly released information in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against the Chiefs after the 25-year-old linebacker shot and killed his girlfriend before committing suicide in 2012. Belcher's brain was examined a year after his death, when his body was exhumed for… » 9/29/14 2:00pm 9/29/14 2:00pm

Brady Hoke's Dangerous Incompetence So Bad ESPN Announcers Denounce It

Michigan quarterback Shane Morris took a nasty, and illegal, hit to the skull in the fourth quarter of last night's loss to Minnesota. Not only was Morris immediately re-inserted into the game, but Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke claimed " I didn't know if [Morris] had a concussion or not." » 9/28/14 9:00am 9/28/14 9:00am