Tag Archives: concussions

  • Neuropathologists Conclude BMX Legend Dave Mirra Suffered from CTE

    Neuropathologists Conclude BMX Legend Dave Mirra Suffered from CTE

    BMX legend Dave Mirra, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in February, was suffering from CTE. Mirra’s family had noted that he had been subject to violent mood swings in the months before his death, so they decided to have his brain tested for CTE, the neurodegenerative disease found in an increasing number of […]

  • Report: NFL Concussion Studies Omitted Over 100 Diagnosed Cases

    Report: NFL Concussion Studies Omitted Over 100 Diagnosed Cases

    On Thursday, a bombshell investigation by the New York Times revealed NFL concussion studies conducted between 1996 and 2011 omitted over 100 diagnosed cases. And the league knew about it. Which is bad. Let me explain. Back in 1994, after a number of players retired early over concerns they were turning their brains into mush, […]

  • The Doctor From ‘Concussion’ Thinks O.J. Simpson Has CTE

    The Doctor From ‘Concussion’ Thinks O.J. Simpson Has CTE

    According to famed neuropathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu, it is highly likely that O.J. Simpson suffers from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. “I would bet my medical license that he has CTE,” Omalu told People magazine Omalu, of course, was one of the first researchers to identify the prevalence of CTE in NFL players. He was […]

  • AP Survey Finds Most NFL Players Don’t Trust Team Trainers and Doctors

    AP Survey Finds Most NFL Players Don’t Trust Team Trainers and Doctors

    According to a survey conducted by the Associated Press, most NFL players do not have much faith in their team’s training and medical staff. The AP surveyed 100 players, asking them a variety of questions. When asked specifically if they think NFL teams, coaches, and doctors have their best interest in mind when it comes […]

  • Donald Trump: Football Has Become Soft, Just Like America (Video)

    Donald Trump: Football Has Become Soft, Just Like America (Video)

    Donald Trump has targeted everyone from Muslims and Mexicans to Ted Cruz and Fox News host Megyn Kelly during his surreal and improbably successful presidential campaign. Now he’s put the NFL on blast. At a campaign event in Reno on Sunday night, while American sports fans were transfixed by the excitement of playoff football, Trump […]

  • 87 Out Of 91 Deceased NFL Players Test Positive for Brain Disease

    87 Out Of 91 Deceased NFL Players Test Positive for Brain Disease

      Researchers published findings this week that 87 of 91 deceased NFL players tested were found to have evidence of the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. This is bad, this is really bad. From PBS Frontline: “Forty percent of those who tested positive were the offensive and defensive linemen who come into contact […]

  • Niners Linebacker Chris Borland Retires Over Brain Injury Concerns

    Niners Linebacker Chris Borland Retires Over Brain Injury Concerns

    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland retired at the age of 24 due to concerns about the longterm effects of repetitive head trauma. The surprising move leaves the Niners with no depth at inside linebacker. Just last week Patrick Willis retired at the age of 30. Borland says he first started to worry about brain […]

  • KHL Fans Celebrate Playoff Win by Giving Star Player a Concussion (Video)

    KHL Fans Celebrate Playoff Win by Giving Star Player a Concussion (Video)

    Hockey fans in Astana, Kazakhstan, have never seen their local pro team win a KHL playoff series. So when Barys Astana swept Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg in the opening round last week, they were excited. How excited were they? So excited that a group of them went to meet the team’s plane at the airport, then proceeded […]