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June 8, 2011

Near-Death in Japan Pro Wrestling, With Real Fallout

Other developments have kept me from staying on top of the harrowing recent incident in pro wrestling in Japan, from which a veteran performer remains in […]
June 8, 2011

More of What Alan Schwarz of The New York Times Doesn’t Cover About the Inadequacy of Dr. Joseph Maroon’s ‘ImPACT’ Concussion Management

No doubt some casual readers of this blog think I’m doing an excessive metaphorical tap dance on Dr. Joseph Maroon, the visionary co-founder of ImPACT Applications, […]
June 9, 2011

Brent Boyd Loses NFL Disability Court Case – It Shouldn’t Be the Last Round

On May 24, Judge J. Frederick Motz of U.S. District Court in Maryland ruled against former Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Brent Boyd in the latest round […]
June 10, 2011

‘NFL Too Big To Fail – That’s Our Real National Concussion Problem’ … today at Beyond Chron

NFL Too Big to Fail – That’s Our Real National Concussion Problem by Irvin Muchnick In sports, as in everything, we love our scandals served on […]
June 10, 2011

Dave Duerson Is the Pandora’s Box of NFL Mental Disability Cases – But Cowardly U.S. District Court Judge J. Frederick Motz Refused to Open It

To the best of my knowledge, not a single media outlet except this blog has reported on the May 24 ruling in Baltimore by U.S. District […]
June 12, 2011

NFL Defense: Retirement Board Trustee Dave Duerson’s Suicide Not a ‘Changed Circumstance’ For Living Mental Disability Claimants

On May 24 – the very day Judge J. Frederick Motz of U.S. District Court in Maryland dismissed former player Brent Boyd’s appeal of the National […]
June 12, 2011

Retired Wrestler Jeff Farmer: ‘Is This What Is Wrong With Me?’

Blog reader Jeff Farmer, a former pro wrestler, emailed, “Is this what is wrong with me?” He elaborated: “I have had several concussions over the years, […]
June 14, 2011

‘NFL Too Big to Fail — That’s Our Real National Concussion Problem’ (full text from Beyond Chron)

[originally published 6/10 at http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/NFL_Too_Big_to_Fail_That_s_Our_Real_National_Concussion_Problem_9249.html] NFL Too Big to Fail – That’s Our Real National Concussion Problem by Irvin Muchnick In sports, as in everything, we […]
June 14, 2011

Dave Meggyesy Challenges Sam Huff’s NFL Players Union Bona Fides

In the story here about the late Dave Duerson’s loud altercation with Sam Huff and Bernie Parrish in a Congressional committee hearing room in 2007, I […]