NCAA Trial Begins June 11th
Patrick Hruby for Deadspin. 5/24/18
"An actuarial report produced as part
of the NCAA’s class action settlement in 2014
estimates that for athletes whose college careers
began between 1956 and 2008,
as many as 300 a year
will someday be diagnosed with CTE."
Ignorance, Negligence, Obfuscation
The Student Press Law Center. 5/10/18
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 5/25/18
Lack of medical follow-up in head injuries a ‘massive public health epidemic.’
Belfast Live. 5/21/18
"Almost nine out of 10 young offenders in Northern Ireland
suffer from a brain injury.
That’s according to new research carried out by two Queen’s University doctors....
But despite the high number of young offenders
who could technically be categorised as ‘disabled’
- Queen’s boffin Dr Mark Linden said the injury isn’t factored in."
Wisconsin Watch. 5/19/18
If she could go back with the knowledge she has now, Pyka said,
"I never would have let my three sons play tackle football...."
"I should have said no," she added. "A decision I will regret the rest of my life."
does not prevent
the first concussion."
Sergio Olmos, Investigate West
An Oxymoronic Conflict of Interest
"It is important that a neutral party clears the student to play,
rather than a person who is employed by the school or the athletes' team,
as such a person may be subject to outside pressures."
The Oregon Medical Association, Oregon Association of Orthopedic Surgeons and Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon
Pamplin Media Group. 5/18/18
In a society which celebrates
is it even possible to be neutral
to "outside pressures"?
And What About Rugby?
KDVR Fox, Denver. 5/12/18
"His mother, Mary Rader, was expecting the worst
because of brain injuries he sustained as a bull rider.
She is now speaking out about the risk of permanent brain damage in some sports.
'Maybe it’s OK today, but later on, it could destroy their life.
I’m watching my son’s life be destroyed and stolen from him,' Mary said."
KTSP MN, 5/1/18
"When doctors asked Kyle Raarup how many headaches he suffered every week,
the boy would answer with a question of his own:
'They go away?'"