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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…

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…

Bone Crunchers, Crunch Course, And How The NFL Hitched Its Brand To Brain Damage Snuff Films

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…

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Watch Sydney Seau's Tribute To Her Father At His Hall Of Fame Induction

Junior Seau told his daughter Sydney before his death that he wanted her to speak on his behalf if he ever made it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Hall wasn’t having any of that, though they eventually relented and gave the 21-year-old a few minutes to talk about her dad. She notably doesn’t mention his…