On the morning of March 9, 2015, former Patriots fullback Kevin Turner was losing his struggle with an incurable brain disease. His parents, who had left their longtime home and moved in to care for him, saw his nurse guiding their terminally ill son out of his house in his wheelchair. Read more at www.bostonglobe.com.
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Last month, the NFL announced that it is awarding more than $35 million in grants to fund research on brain injuries. The recipients of the league’s largesse include researchers at prestigious academic institutions such as Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, the University of Pittsburgh and UC San Francisco. Peter Chiarelli, who chaired the scientific […]
Two-time Super Bowl champion Jim Plunkett hasn’t worn his number 16 black and silver Oakland Raiders jersey on the field since the 1986 NFL season. But the Raiders legend isn’t exactly just sitting and watching football thirty-some years after his retirement either. Read more at www.forbes.com/.
Football was designed to emphasize both teamwork and violence, while being an embodiment of the national character. But as more has become known about the extent of the violence wreaked, efforts have been made on levels from Pop Warner football to the National Football League to limit immediate and long-term injuries as well as fatalities. […]