Concussions

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Concussion Deal May Not Be End Of NFL Legal Battle

Troy Aikman still wants to know what league officials knew about the injuries and when they knew it. And John Lynch said he has been told more lawsuits will be brought.

09/04/2013

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Goodell: Settlement ‘Significant Amount Of Money’

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is disputing assertions that the league’s $765 million settlement with former players is a paltry sum compared to the sport’s revenues.

09/04/2013

Brain Scan, Concussion, MRI

Studying The Effects Of Concussions On Young Athletes

The pressure to play hard is the norm for so many young athletes. Yet sometimes, the intensity of the game can push students too far, leading to a serious injury like a concussion.

08/30/2013

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Former Players Have Mixed Emotions On NFL Concussion Settlement

Some former players and others think the league is getting off cheap in its tentative settlement with victims of concussion-related brain injuries.

08/30/2013

Class Of 2006 Pro Football Enshrinement Ceremony

Rayfield Wright Calls Concussion Settlement ‘A Start’

Former Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle and Pro Football Hall of Fame member Rayfield Wright calls the NFL’s settlement with former players a start.

08/30/2013

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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

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

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Safety Group: Student Athletes Need Bill Of Rights

A coalition of more than 100 groups is recommending that student athletes have access to health care professionals, better-trained coaches and up-to-date equipment.

02/06/2013

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NFL, Union Try To Change Culture On Concussions

NFL executives want to change the culture of the league to reduce head injuries. So far this season, there’s evidence it’s going to be a tough road.

10/19/2012

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Former NFL Player Struggles To Live Normal Life

A former NFL tackle who used to spend hours on the practice field, now considers it a good day if he can spend a few hours out in the yard.

CBS 11–09/19/2012

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NFL Pledges $30Mil For Medical Research

Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday the funding to the NIH, which is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

09/05/2012

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Doctor Talks Concussions, Smoking, Fractures

Dr. Crystal Foster talks about the latest health headlines, including a new law aimed at keeping kids safe from concussions, the benefits to quitting smoking, and bone fractures in postmenopausal women.

06/13/2012

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