My 100 Concussions: Notes From A Terrified CTE Study Participant

Former football player and pro wrestler Chris Nowinski recently set up a massive research project with Boston University to examine the long-term effects of concussion damage on the human brain. Anyone can volunteer to have his or her brain posthumously donated to the study, and one anonymous Deadspin reader has… » 12/12/12 10:15am 12/12/12 10:15am

Former WWE Wrestler And Head Games Author Christopher Nowinski Is Here…

Christopher Nowinski is a former Ivy League football player and WWE wrestler. In 2006, he wrote Head Games: Football's Concussion Crisis from the NFL To Youth Leagues. The book has inspired a documentary, Head Games, that opens tomorrow in New York and Los Angeles and that will also be available on demand on iTunes.… » 9/20/12 3:10pm 9/20/12 3:10pm

Why Sports Don't Need Concussions To Destroy Players' Brains

CTE. Scourge of the human brain. Recent cause célèbre that confirms that, no, evolution didn't design our heads to be beaten in repeatedly for 15 years. It's coming for our athletes one by one, whether or not they put themselves in harm's way. » 10/06/11 1:35pm 10/06/11 1:35pm

Concussions Killed Lou Gehrig, Killing NFL Players

The drumbeat to address concussions in football just grew a little louder, with a new study that links brain trauma to a very ALS-like disease. Lou Gehrig himself may have contracted his namesake disease that very way. » 8/17/10 10:30am 8/17/10 10:30am