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August 16, 2011

Demystifying Generic Depression Is Fine – But the Big Taboo With Duerson Was His Denial of Concussion Syndrome While on NFL Disability Board

Alex Marvez of FoxSports.com has an important new piece up on Dave Duerson, which focuses on Duerson’s battle with depression and uses as its main source […]
August 16, 2011

Second FoxSports.com Story Today Details Challenge to NFL Disability System and Duerson’s Tainted History With It

I just posted a review of a story on Dave Duerson by Alex Marvez of FoxSports.com. There’s also a second Marvez piece, “NFL retirement plan faces […]
August 17, 2011

Houston Texans’ Cheta Ozougwu Plays a Full Quarter With a Concussion

From Mike Florio of NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk comes the story of Cheta Ozougwu of the Houston Texans, who got dinged on the opening kickoff […]
August 17, 2011

NFL’s Dr. Hunt Batjer, Like NFL’s Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, Contradicts NFL’s (and WWE’s) Dr. Joseph Maroon on Concussion Exam

Dr. Hunt Batjer, co-chair of the National Football League’s Head, Neck and Spine Injury Committee, has a new video at the league’s PR website, nflhealthandsafety.com. This […]
August 17, 2011

Sometimes They Don’t Die From Brain Trauma: The Corwin Brown Story

http://www.boston.com/yourtown/boston/fenway_kenmore/articles/2011/08/17/brain_trauma_cited/
August 18, 2011

‘NFL Players Boss DeMaurice Smith, Eric Holder’s Pal, Major Bad Guy in National Concussion Saga’ (full text)

[originally published 8/12/11 at Beyond Chron, http://www.beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=9425]   by Irvin Muchnick And now for a heartwarming anecdote from last weekend’s Pro Football Hall of Fame festivities […]
August 18, 2011

LA Weekly Article Highlights Why ‘Concussion Awareness’ Is Not the Answer

• The ImPACT test, widely regarded as the go-to neurological exam to measure concussive blows, doesn’t always accurately gauge a player’s readiness to return to action. […]
August 18, 2011

Publishers Weekly: ‘Freelance’ Decision Effectively Kills ‘Google Books’

[cross-posted from http://freelancerights.blogspot.com] As usual, Andrew Albanese of Publishers Weekly has the best coverage of yesterday’s Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision. See “Second Circuit Rejects […]
August 19, 2011

‘Football Media, Courts Still Not Tackling Lesson of Dave Duerson Suicide’ … today at Beyond Chron

Six months after Dave Duerson put a bullet through his own chest, the annual national brain trauma toll mounts again, from the National Football League all […]