Sports organizations across the nation have come under fire for not doing enough to safeguard against concussions, particularly in football, and the IHSA’s “Play Smart. Play Hard” campaign was designed to address that.
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.
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.
There is a new proposed settlement in a head injury lawsuit against the NCAA brought by football players and other college athletes.
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.
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The concussion rate is down to 0.43 per game, the NFL says.
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.
Keep the faith, but be ready to acknowledge the end could be near for the Bears.
The Ray Rice debacle is just the latest of missteps by NFL commissioner Goodell.
Marijuana makes football feel less bad, but the The Shield won’t tolerate it.
Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation requiring high school coaches to receive training in prevention of and reaction 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.
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.
An estimated 4,000 workers will die in preparations for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The NFL says concussions are trending downward.
Here are just a few of the bad “news” pieces we’re going to be subjected to for the next few days.
NFL doctors need to have their heads examined.
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.
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