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September 12, 2011

Comatose Tennessee High School Football Player on Life Support

Thanks to author-blogger Matt Chaney for this pointer to the report on the life-threatening traumatic brain injury suffered on September 2 by Tucker Montgomery of Tri-Cities […]
September 12, 2011

Dave Duerson Was in Good Spirits at August 2010 NFL Retirement Board Meeting. OR Duerson Missed That Meeting. Which Is It?

Ever since Dave Duerson’s February suicide, followed by the finding of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, I have been calling for the reopening of the files of all […]
September 12, 2011

Complete Links to Dave Duerson Coverage at Concussioninc.net

There’s No Overstating Where the Dave Duerson Suicide Story Could Lead (February 20) ***** For Dave Duerson, ‘88 Plan’ Wasn’t Enough (February 23) ***** ‘Dave Duerson […]
September 13, 2011

‘Is There a Veterans’ “Bonus March” in the NFL’s Future?’ … today at Beyond Chron

The blog of Dave Pear, head of Independent Football Veterans, the best-organized group of dissident disabled National Football League retirees, occasionally republishes with permission articles by […]
September 13, 2011

Taylor Branch Weighs In — Atlantic College Sports Article Is Good BUT …

Taylor Branch, author of the epic multi-volume history of Martin Luther King and his times, has a long, long story for The Atlantic about the shame […]
September 13, 2011

Taylor Branch Lite: My 2003 Los Angeles Times Magazine Article ‘Welcome to Plantation Football’

This post was originally published here August 5 under the headline “Muchnick Flashback: 2003 Los Angeles Times Magazine Article ‘Welcome to Plantation Football.'” In the previous […]
September 13, 2011

NFL Player Care Executive Director Changes Story — Confirms That Dave Duerson Was Not at August 2010 Retirement Board Meeting

Belinda Lerner, executive director of the National Football League Player Care Foundation, provided clarifications of her statements about Dave Duerson last month to Alex Marvez of […]
September 13, 2011

BOMBSHELL: Dr. Cantu Says No Contact Sports Under 14

“Brain Expert: Kids Shouldn’t Play Contact Sports” WCVB-TV 5, Boston http://www.thebostonchannel.com/health/29168930/detail.html#ixzz1XrzYt4ke Because of Dr. Robert Cantu’s status in the sports concussion-reform world, this news is both […]
September 13, 2011

NFL Retiree Organizer Dave Pear to NFLPA Boss DeMaurice Smith: Dave Duerson Voted on My Rejected Disability Claim. I Want It Reopened.

Retired National Football League player Dave Pear, leader of the retirees’ group Independent Football Veterans, cc’d me on an email today to DeMaurice Smith, executive director […]