Concussions

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Judge OKs 65-Year Deal Over NFL Concussions; Could Cost $1B

A federal judge has approved a potential $1 billion plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits filed by retired players.

04/22/2015

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NFL Says Concussions Down 25 Percent

The rate of concussions among NFL players fell 25 percent this season, according to the league, even as injury reporting and trips to injured reserve list went up overall.

01/29/2015

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Petty Making Progress After Concussion

Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty is making progress in his recovery from a concussion.

12/05/2014

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High School Football Research Shows Brain Change Without Concussions

A new study raises questions about how safe it is for teenagers to play high school football.

CBSDFW.COM–12/01/2014

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Judge Weighs Fairness Of NFL Concussion Deal

The NFL’s potential $1 billion plan to compensate retired players for brain trauma could soon close the chapter on a troubled era of league concussion management.

11/19/2014

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Concussion Study Says NCAA Needs Improvement

In a survey of the NCAA’s 1,066 members, researchers found that nearly one in five schools either don’t have the required concussion management plan or haven’t communicated it well.

10/23/2014

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9 Ex-Players Out Of NFL Concussion Litigation

Only nine former NFL players have opted out of the proposed class settlement in the NFL concussion litigation.

10/03/2014

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Oliver’s Family Sues NFL Over His Suicide

The wife and sons of former San Diego Chargers defensive back Paul Oliver sued the NFL for wrongful death, blaming sports-related concussions for his suicide last year.

09/24/2014

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Estimate: 3 In 10 NFL Retirees Face Cognitive Woes

Nearly three in 10 former NFL players will develop at least moderate neurocognitive problems and qualify for payments under the proposed $765 million concussion settlement.

09/12/2014

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NFL Says Concussions Dropped In 2013

The NFL said that concussions were down 13 percent from the previous year, and the number of concussions coming from helmet-to-helmet contact was down 23 percent.

09/04/2014

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7 Ex-NFL Players Appeal Terms Of Concussion Deal

Seven former professional football players have filed a court challenge to a tentative class action settlement of concussion claims that would cost the NFL at least $765 million.

07/23/2014

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World Cup Concussion Protocol Criticized

World Cup organizers repeatedly failed to follow their own concussion or teach fans about the dangers of head injuries, concussion expert Chris Nowinski said Tuesday.

07/16/2014

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