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The Most Damning Excerpts From The Congressional Report On The NFL's Improper Meddling With Concussion Research

Democratic members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce just released the full 91-page report detailing the findings of their investigation into the NFL’s attempts to improperly influence the direction of the National Institute of Health’s concussion research. We’ve embedded the whole report below, and will…

Thurman Thomas Reveals Concussion Effects, Says Acknowledging Risks Of Football "Doesn't Make Me Less Of A Man"

Hall of Fame Bills RB Thurman Thomas had never before spoken publicly about his concussions, or what he believes are the after-effects: mood swings, confusion, memory loss. He says a doctor told him his frontal lobe looks like “someone who has fallen off the top of a house, on to the front of his head, or going…

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Unsealed NHL Emails Show Gary Bettman Discussing The Effects Of Fighting And Concussions

The NFL settled its lawsuit, brought by former players alleging the league conspired to hide and downplay the effects of concussions, for a very good reason: it prevented the potential release of years’ worth of documents and intraoffice communications that might have revealed the truth, or at the very least painted…

NFL Official Admits For First Time There Is "Certainly" A Link Between Football And CTE

A top NFL official acknowledged for the first time a link between playing football and suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), responding, “the answer to that question is certainly yes” when asked if there is a link. It’s akin to tobacco companies finally admitting that nicotine is addictive and smoking…