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Retired NFL Player Talks Injury & Concussion Settlement

Mitch White was sitting on his couch Thursday,, watching a rerun of a football game, when he saw news scroll across the screen he wasn’t sure could be right. The NFL had settled a lawsuit with 4,500 retired players over head injuries.

CBS 11–08/29/2013

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Judge: NFL, Players To Settle Concussion Lawsuits

The NFL and more than 4,500 former players want to resolve concussion-related lawsuits with a $765 million settlement that would fund medical exams, concussion-related compensation and medical research, a federal judge said Thursday.

08/29/2013

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Football Helmet Shells May Prevent Concussions

Injuries may be inevitable when playing high school football but, when it comes to concussions, parents and coaches are always looking for ways to better protect students.

CBS 11–07/30/2013

A group of high school football players prepare for an upcoming game. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

UIL Concussion Insurance Pilot Program Approved By Texas House

The Texas House has approved a pilot program allowing parents to purchase concussion insurance for boys who play football and girls who play soccer.

05/07/2013

Concussion, Injury

Docs Say Keep Trained Eye On Possible Concussions

A major medical group is updating its guidelines for handling amateur or professional athletes suspected of having a concussion.

03/18/2013

Emmitt Smith played running back for the Cowboys from 1990 to 2002 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2010.

Emmitt Smith Says New Safety Rule Means NFL Has “Lost Its Mind”

The NFL is changing its rules to prevent ball-carriers from initiating contact with the crown of the helmet.

105.3 The Fan–03/14/2013

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NASCAR Will Likely Require Concussion Test

“We’ve encouraged them all to get that, with the emphasis that in 2014 that almost likely will be mandated for all of them,” O’Donnell said Thursday at Daytona International Speedway.

02/14/2013

Dallas Mavericks v Los Angeles Clippers

Kaman On Concussion Test: “Stupidest Test Ever”

Chris Kaman’s frustration over being sidelined since Jan. 28 with a concussion caused him to criticize the NBA’s “concussion protocol crap’’ on Tuesday as he continues to undergo tests that might allow him to return to the team’s rotation no sooner than this weekend.

02/05/2013

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks to the media during a press conference for Super Bowl XLVII at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on February 1, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

NFL’s Goodell Aims To Share Blame On Player Safety

“Safety,” he said at his annual Super Bowl news conference, “is all of our responsibilities.”

02/01/2013

Dallas Mavericks v Los Angeles Clippers

Mavericks C Kaman Has A Concussion

Dallas Mavericks center Chris Kaman did not play against the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday night because of a concussion.

01/30/2013

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Obama Sparks New Debate Over Football Safety

Recent talk about the dangers on the football field have many parents questioning whether their kids should play, including the President of the United States.

CBS 11–01/28/2013

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NFL Commissioner Says Sport Will Evolve, Get Safer

Goodell discussed some of the rules that have been created to limit concussions. He says they are working, and there will be more changes as necessary.

11/15/2012

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