Archive for September, 2011

Update on Dave Duerson Suicide Public Records

Published September 30th, 2011, Uncategorized

Two days ago, in “The Search for Records in Dave Duerson’s ‘Meticulously Executed’ Suicide,” I wrote about my first contacts with Florida police agencies. Later in the day I received my first batch of documents, from the city clerk of Sunny Isles Beach. As Miami-Dade Police Department Sergeant Theodore Sayre had predicted, these records are […]

Michael Vick Friday — Updated Complete Links to Our Coverage

Published September 30th, 2011, Uncategorized

NBC Embarrasses Itself, Insults Viewers With Non-Coverage of Michael Vick Concussion Published September 19th, 2011 ***** Sampling the Michael Vick Concussion Coverage Published September 20th, 2011 ***** ‘While Fans Fret Over Michael Vick’s Fantasy Stats, America’s Youth Football Death and Disability Toll Mounts’ (full text) Published September 24th, 2011 ***** Why Won’t NFL Identify ‘Independent […]

Chris Nowinski With a Bullseye on Walter Payton

Published September 30th, 2011, Uncategorized

A new biography of Walter Payton, the National Football League’s all-time leading rusher, details his sad descent into liver disease, painkiller addiction, and erratic behavior in the years leading up to his 1999 death at age 45. I have been critical of Chris Nowinski’s Sports Legacy Institute for pulling punches about the NFL’s role in […]

‘San Francisco Has Front-Row Seat for Week 3 of the Michael Vick Train Wreck’ … today at Beyond Chron

Published September 30th, 2011, Uncategorized

Michael Vick medical reports tend to be fungible, like Vietnam War body counts. But as this article was being written, he was assuring one and all of the “100 percent chance” that he will start Sunday’s game at quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles. Since the 49ers are the Eagles’ opponent, Bay Area television viewers will […]

Centers for Disease Control: No Decisions Yet on Concussion Protocol Experts Panel

Published September 28th, 2011, Uncategorized

I asked federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Thomas Frieden, Senator Robert Menendez, and Congressman Bill Pascrell if the newly announced panel of experts who will write national youth athlete concussion guidelines would include anyone affiliated with the National Football League or otherwise closely tied to industry. Gail Hayes, the CDC Injury […]