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ESPN college football broadcaster Ed Cunningham retires because of traumatic brain injuries

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Over the past 20 years, Ed Cunningham has become one of the most recognizable voices in college football by providing color analysis and commentary on both ABC and ESPN. But this week he is walking away from one of the most prominent jobs in sports broadcasting because of his conscience. “I take full ownership of […]

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NFL players react to CTE findings with some concern and a lot of apathy

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While the world of football is still reeling from a new report finding evidence of CTE in the brains of all but one of 111 deceased former NFL players, the league is gearing up for its latest season. Teams across the country are starting their pre-season training camps, but some of the athletes are having […]

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Mel Farr, Former NFL Star and Businessman, Had Stage 3 CTE

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Two years after his death, another football great has joined the list of former NFL players to show signs of severe chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) when he died. According to a report from ESPN’s “Outside the Lines,” former Detroit Lions running back Mel Farr had Stage 3 CTE at the time of his death in […]

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Doctor Who Discovered CTE Given Highest Honor By The AMA

Doctor Who Discovered CTE Given Highest Honor By The AMA

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Dr. Bennet l. Omalu, MD, MBA, MPH, first discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) over a decade ago. However, chances are you hadn’t heard of the neurodegenerative disease until the past few years. In the meantime, the neuropathologist faced several efforts to discredit his work by organizations like the NFL while continuing to educate the public […]

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NFL Hall of Famer Says Talking About Brain Injury “Doesn’t Make Me Less Of A Man”

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Hall of Fame running back from the Buffalo Bills Thurman Thomas has largely stayed quiet since his retirement from the NFL. However, the well-known former football player recently broke his silence to go on record about the impact of brain injuries in football and NFL. Speaking at a concussion summit in Niagra Falls, Ontario, Thomas […]

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Court Upholds The NFL’s Concussion Settlement While Seemingly Admitting Faults

Court Upholds The NFL’s Concussion Settlement While Seemingly Admitting Faults

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The settlement between the NFL and former professional football players over the long-term risks of brain injuries was upheld today by the U.S. Third Circuit court of appeals. The appeal was filed last August over numerous concerns, chiefly that the settlement did not cover chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease linked to repeated brain injury. […]

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Scans Find Signs of Long-Term Brain Damage in 40% of Ex-NFL Players

Scans Find Signs of Long-Term Brain Damage in 40% of Ex-NFL Players

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It may not be a secret that the NFL is in the midst of a concussion crisis, but we are only starting to understand how bad the problem really is. A recent study found that 40% of retired NFL players show long-term signs of traumatic brain injury, a substantially higher rate than what is seen […]

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Dr. Bennet Omalu Says Banning Children From Football Is Key To Preventing CTE

Dr. Bennet Omalu Says Banning Children From Football Is Key To Preventing CTE

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The upcoming movie “Concussion” profiles the work of Bennet Omalu, the first person to find a link between football players and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and how much the NFL did or didn’t know about the effects of concussion on its players. In the week’s leading up to the film’s release, Omalu has been advocating […]

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Neuropathologist Played By Will Smith In Upcoming Film Talks “Concussion”

Neuropathologist Played By Will Smith In Upcoming Film Talks “Concussion”

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Few movie trailers have sparked as much discussion this year as the preview for the upcoming film Concussion starring Will Smith. In the film, Smith will portray Dr. Bennet Omalu, a neuropathologist who first discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy in the brains of deceased professional football players and the NFL’s attempts to stifle his findings. Dr. […]

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87 of 91 Former NFL Players Test Positive For CTE

87 of 91 Former NFL Players Test Positive For CTE

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Out of 91 deceased former NFL players, 87 have been found to have a neurodegenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic brain injury (CTE), according to new data from the nation’s largest brain bank devoted to the study of traumatic brain injury. CTE has been at the heart of the controversy surrounding how the National […]

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