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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…

Roger Goodell Magically Goes Deaf At Mention Of Concussions

Roger Goodell appeared on CBS This Morning today as part of his victory parade to celebrate the league’s courtroom victory over Tom Brady and the Patriots. And while the commish was able to easily answer the softball questions lobbed his way by the show’s hosts, he mysteriously was unable to hear the one question that…

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…

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…

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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…

"Maybe My Brain Wasn't As OK As I Thought It Was": Daniel Bryan Explains Concussions-Driven Retirement On WWE Raw

One of professional wrestling’s most popular performers shocked the community today when Daniel Bryan announced suddenly on Twitter that he was retiring, effective immediately. Tonight on Raw, Bryan told the Seattle audience—many of whom were seen openly weeping—that “I don’t want to be doing this any more than you…