For years, former NFL lineman Ryan Miller didn’t talk about his concussions. He didn’t talk about the memory loss and seizures and migraines. He was quiet about his depression and despair. But recently, wanting to share his story in hopes of saving other players from suffering the same trauma, he spoke about his…
UFC says its concussion protocol is better than the NFL’s, and they might need to prove it tonight after Marcel Fortuna knocked Anthony Hamilton out so severely that the latter struggled to rise for the official announcement.
Chris Conley took a blow to the head from Steelers safety Sean Davis that left the Chiefs receiver dazed on the turf late in Kansas City’s playoff game tonight against Pittsburgh. In classic NFL concussion protocol fashion, Conley returned to the game after missing just one play:
Tennessee center Dylan Wiesman left today’s game against Texas A&M after a hit to the head left him dazed and unable to leave the field. CBS reported the unpaid senior athlete was “distraught,” but did not give any indications on his health condition.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been ruled out for Monday night’s game after suffering a concussion in last week’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Chris Owusu’s NFL career came to an end in part due to his having suffered at least five documented concussions. Here’s his little brother, Francis, getting knocked out tonight by a blow to the head that Pac-12 officials reviewed on video and declared to be safe and legal.
A kick to the head left Ronald Eguino lying motionless on the pitch late in his team’s eventual 2-1 loss to Chile, but the Bolivian defender returned moments later after what we can assume was an exhaustive concussion protocol.
Donald Trump ranted at length today during a Reno campaign stop about how “soft” he believes the game of football has become, pointing to last night’s Steelers-Bengals game as an illustration of how player-safety rules are ruining America.
Vontaze Burfict’s head shot to Antonio Brown and a subsequent penalty on Adam “Pacman” Jones earned the Steelers and a hobbled Ben Roethlisberger enough yardage to set up a game-winning field goal—one that erased what had been a stunning fourth-quarter Bengals comeback.
Tonight’s already tense Steelers-Bengals Wild Card game turned very ugly after Ryan Shazier knocked out Giovani Bernard and forced a fumble with a devastating hit delivered to Bernard’s skull. Brain damage apologists at CBS defended the play as legal and simply called the play “unfortunate,” because Bernard’s status…
On Christmas Day, Sony Pictures Entertainment will release Concussion, a film that will almost certainly be very bad. As we’ve already noted, the film—starring Will Smith as CTE researcher Dr. Bennet Omalu—suffers from significant issues, both in theory and practice. (When the film studio’s lawyers call for the film…
Luke Falk has been a folk hero to Cougars fans in leading Washington State to its best record in years, but the quarterback left today’s game against Colorado in the third quarter after a big hit left the back of his head ricocheting off the turf in Pullman.
Tonight’s Sunday Night Football game on NBC came to a terrible halt tonight as Arizona’s three-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman Mike Iupati left the field in an ambulance after taking a hit to the head during a routine blocking play.
Here’s one way to end up on the injury list: Georgia defensive back Rico McGraw left today’s game against Auburn after being decked in the head by an overly enthusiastic coach. Note to coaches: your players are already at enough risk of brain injury, thanks.
Deion Sanders, concussion truther. Though the commissioner of of the NFL went on Face the Nation today to deny that his league ever covered up the dangers of football and its potential to induce brain damage—because at this point, denying the dangers themselves is impossible—Deion Sanders isn't convinced that some…