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Has the NHL done enough to protect the brains of former players?

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the NHL alleging that the league has not done enough to protect players from concussions. The lawsuit was filed last week in Washington and now includes over 200 former players. The issue of concealment is at the centre of the lawsuit. As one excerpt reads: "The NHL's active…
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Is the NFL a League of Denial?

The concussion settlement between the NFL and 6000 retired players has settled. But a new book hitting shelves today is sure to reignite the controversy. How did the NFL spend twenty years covering up and denying scientific evidence linking football to brain damage? This is the question that League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and…
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Concussion Lawsuits Filed Against NCAA

Three former college athletes have filed a lawsuit against the NCAA. They say the league failed to educate football players about the risks of head injuries. In addition to financial compensation, the players are asking the NCAA to fund a medical monitoring program to help with lifelong effects of brain injury. Members of the class-action…
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Brain Injured NFL Players

Junior Seau took his life in May 2012 with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A former linebacker for the NFL, Seau played for 20 years with San Diego, Miami, and New England. After his death, his family donated his brain to the National Institutes of Health for research analysis. The report came back positive for chronic…
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