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Ed-Cunningham

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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Not every TBI is obvious – a high-school football player is in a coma after a “routine play”

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When people think about traumatic brain injuries in football, they typically imagine highlight reel worthy collisions or spectacular tackles. Few realize even the most routine hits could trigger a life-threatening injury. A California high school football player provided the world with an unfortunate reminder of this reality recently, after he had to be placed in […]

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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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Warren Sapp

Warren Sapp announces he will donate his brain to CTE research in poignant video

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Super Bowl Champion and Hall of Famer Warren Sapp announced today that he will be donating his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation for research into traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). In a video shared by The Players’ Tribune, the defensive tackle who played for thirteen years in the NFL says […]

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Adrian Coxson

Packers Rookie Retires After Brain Injury

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Traumatic brain injuries have ended countless careers in professional athletics before they began, but few of these injured athletes were forced to make the decision right as their dreams were coming true. Adrian Coxson was an undrafted free agent rookie from Stony Brook signed with the Green Bay Packers in May and was preparing for […]

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Five Former Kansas City Chiefs Players File Concussion Lawsuit

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The NFL isn’t getting the respite from their concussion problems they hoped for after their landmark $765 million settlement with former players over how the league handled brain injuries. Multiple high profile documentary and journalistic efforts have brought the issue to public attention and the outcry has grown over the high rates of brain injuries […]

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