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Top Sports Broker Says Risk Management Is the Answer to Football’s Insurance Problem

ESPN ran an in-depth report recently about insurers being unwilling to cover the National Football League (NFL) for general liability and workers’ compensation due to concerns over player concussions and traumatic brain injuries. According to the ESPN report, Pop Warner …

NFL Drops Dementia Claims Appeal in Concussion Case

The NFL abruptly dropped its plan Wednesday to challenge approved dementia diagnoses in a landmark concussion case as players’ lawyers accuse it of trying to delay payments and rewrite the $1 billion settlement. A federal court hearing set for Thursday …

Former Player Says Parents Should Be Warned of Football’s Risks

Parents should be informed before they sign up their kids to play football that the sport can cause long-term neurological damage, even to players who don’t have obvious concussion symptoms, NFL Hall of Famer Harry Carson told a congressional panel …

Despite Lack of NFL Funding, CTE Research Continues

Researchers are moving ahead with efforts to develop a diagnostic test for chronic traumatic encephalopathy – even without the NFL’s help. Some of the nation’s top brain scientists gathered Wednesday at the Boston University School of Medicine for the start …

Federal Agency Alleges NFL Sought to Influence Study on Brain Injuries

National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease, according to a senior House Democrat in a report issued Monday. New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone says the league tried to …

Study Finds Student Athletes Share Same Injury Risks as NFL Players

In the movie Concussion, Will Smith plays the doctor who discovered the condition known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, in pro football. The film’s release this month follows years of headlines on the risks NFL players face as they …

Past NFL Player Gifford Suffered From Degenerative Brain Disease

Former professional football player and TV commentator Frank Gifford, who died in August at age 84, suffered from a degenerative brain disease triggered by the effect of repetitive head trauma. “We as a family made the difficult decision to have …

President Weighs in on Deflate Gate

President Barack Obama is weighing into the controversy over deflated footballs and says the National Football League should be considering how officials can control game balls. Obama says until the New England Patriots used deflated footballs in the AFC championship …

Youth Sports Concussion Epidemic Spurs Research Initiative

President Barack Obama will announce $86 million in projects to improve detection of concussions in children and research their effects, an effort to reassure parents concerned by the rise of brain injuries in youth sports. The initiatives will be largely …

NFL Players Association at Odds With Saints-Backed Workers’ Comp Bill

The NFL Players Association is launching a campaign aimed at defeating the New Orleans Saints’ bid to change state law pertaining to workers’ compensation claims by players. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said legislation which was pushed by Saints owner …