concussions

Dave Duerson

Duerson Family Plans To Challenge NFL Concussion Settlement

Thomas Demetrio, an attorney for the family of late Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson, objects to the exclusion of future awards for CTE, the brain trauma that some call “the signature disease of football.” Lawyers involved in the settlement say an appeal could hold up payments to thousands of players.

04/23/2015

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Athletes’ Attorney Slams New NCAA Concussion Deal As “Window Dressing”

The proposal would require the NCAA to establish a $70 million fund to test current and former college athletes for brain trauma. It also would require stricter rules for returning to play after an athlete has suffered a concussion.

04/17/2015

Gavel

New Concussions Deal With NCAA Proposed

There is a new proposed settlement in a head injury lawsuit against the NCAA brought by football players and other college athletes.

04/14/2015

High School Football Helmet Concussions

IHSA Says Concussions Lawsuit ‘Threatens High School Football’

The nation’s first prep sports governing body to face a class-action concussions lawsuit has asked an Illinois judge to dismiss the suit, arguing that if it prevails, it could kill football programs statewide.

04/13/2015

2nd Skull protective headgear. (Credit: CBS)

How Effective Is Latest Protective Headgear?

CBS 2’s Rob Johnson talked to those who use and make them, and those who say buyer beware.

03/17/2015

Bears safety Ryan Mundy, top. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images).

NFL: Concussions Were Down 25 Percent This Season

The concussion rate is down to 0.43 per game, the NFL says.

CBS Chicago–01/29/2015

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Study On High School Football Players Shows Head Impacts Cause Brain Changes

A new study presented at a medical conference in Chicago today raises questions about how safe it is for teenagers to play high school football, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

12/01/2014

Bears receiver Brandon Marshall. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Bears’ Season Isn’t Over … Unless They Lose Sunday

Keep the faith, but be ready to acknowledge the end could be near for the Bears.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2014

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Fire Roger Goodell

The Ray Rice debacle is just the latest of missteps by NFL commissioner Goodell.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2014

Browns receiver Josh Gordon. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Josh Gordon and NFL Individuality

Marijuana makes football feel less bad, but the The Shield won’t tolerate it.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn stands with members of the Brooks College Prep high school football team as he prepares to sign legislation requiring high school coaches to take online training on handling concussions. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/CBS)

Quinn Signs Concussion Training Mandate For High School Coaches

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation requiring high school coaches to receive training in prevention of and reaction to concussions.

08/19/2014

Alvaro Pereira of Uruguay receives treatment during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group D match between Uruguay and England at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 19, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (credit: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

3 Reasons Why FIFA Needs To Pay More Attention To Concussions

To many-a-fan’s dismay, some players were noticeably ‘out of it’ and even collapsed after sustaining a head injury during play. While getting injured is something that can happen in any sport, certain protocols need to be followed to ensure player safety.

07/09/2014

Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon talks about the effects concussions have had on his health, including dementia and severe migraines, which led to thoughts of suicide. (Credit: Mike Krauser/CBS)

McMahon: ‘I Wouldn’t Be Here’ If I Kept Guns At Home

Former Bears quarterback Jim McMahon was in Chicago on Tuesday ahead of the Sports Legacy Institute’s first annual Chicago gala Wednesday evening, when he’ll be honored for becoming a public face of concussions in the NFL.

06/17/2014

FIFA president Sepp Blatter. (Michael Buholzer/AFP/Getty Images)

Baffoe: The World Cup In Qatar — When I ‘Unstick’ To Sports

An estimated 4,000 workers will die in preparations for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2014

Roger Goodell. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

NFL: 13 Percent Fewer Concussions In ’13 Than ’12

The NFL says concussions are trending downward.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2014

Peyton Manning at Super Bowl XLVIII Media Day. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Defusing This Week’s Super Bowl Narratives

Here are just a few of the bad “news” pieces we’re going to be subjected to for the next few days.

CBS Chicago–01/28/2014

Wide receiver Percy Harvin of the Seattle Seahawks is helped off the field late in the second quarter against the New Orleans Saints. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Bernstein: NFL Concussion Policy Is Ridiculous

NFL doctors need to have their heads examined.

670 The Score–01/11/2014

A silhouette of an NFL player. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

NFL: 2 Players Violated Concussion Protocol

Two players violated league concussion protocol during last weekend’s wild-card games, according to a letter sent by the NFL’s head, neck and spine committee chairmen to all team doctors and trainers.

670 The Score–01/10/2014

Ryan Freel.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images.)

Baffoe: Ryan Freel & The Hurt Of Hustle

When you see one of these great hustle plays from now on just know what you’re clapping it up for.

670 The Score–12/17/2013

A silhouette of an NFL player. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

AP Study: Hits To Head Still Prevalent In NFL

Almost once a game, an NFL player absorbs an illegal blow to the head or neck that could put his career — or worse — at risk.

670 The Score–12/10/2013

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