October 21, 2011

‘Independent Neurologists’? NFL OK’s Doctors’ ‘Sponsorship’ Relationships With Teams

The recent concussion developments involving, in particular, Michael Vick of the Philadelphia Eagles and Jahvid Best of the Detroit Lions have reminded even the most football-centric […]
October 24, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: Did ImPACT Concussion Software Developer Mark Lovell Disclose Conflicts of Interest in Federal Grant Applications?

Mark Lovell – consultant for the National Football League and World Wrestling Entertainment, director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Concussion Program, and co-owner of […]
October 25, 2011

NIH Jerks Us Around on Release of ImPACT Concussion Software Founder Mark Lovell’s Shady 2002-05 Grant Applications

Yesterday I raised the question of whether Mark Lovell (of ImPACT, NFL, WWE, UPMC, etc., etc., etc.) had fully and ethically disclosed the glaring commercial conflicts […]
October 25, 2011

Senate Commerce Committee’s Sounds of Silence on ImPACT Concussion Software Founder Mark Lovell

I look forward to reading Mark Lovell’s National Institutes of Health grant applications, whenever I receive them. In my experience, a journalist almost always picks up […]
October 25, 2011

Open Letter to Senator Boxer: Help Me Shake ImPACT Founder Mark Lovell’s Grant Applications Loose From NIH

BY FAX – 202-224-0454 Senator Barbara Boxer Dear Senator Boxer: As both a constituent of yours and a journalist investigating the national sports concussion crisis, I […]
October 26, 2011

‘How Federal Tax Dollars Rigged Sports Concussion Research — A Story the Senate Commerce Committee Won’t Tell’ … today at Beyond Chron

Led by Tom Udall of New Mexico, who evidently thinks bashing the Riddell Revolution football helmet video on YouTube is as American as Mom and apple […]
October 26, 2011

Random Note on What the Free-Spendin’ Linda McMahon’s Money Buys

Almost exactly a year ago, weeks before the U.S. Senate election in Connecticut, in which Richard Blumenthal defeated Linda McMahon, someone emailed me, “I have a […]
October 27, 2011

Matt Chaney and Stefan Fatsis Add Value to the National Football Debate

Matt Chaney, the football-and-health polemicist who is very familiar to readers of this blog, and author of the fine book Spiral of Denial, is cited at […]
October 28, 2011

Ugly And Getting Uglier: San Diego Chargers’ Kris Dielman Suffers Post-Concussion Seizure on Team Plane

Kris Dielman, an offensive guard for the San Diego Chargers, suffered a “violent” and “scary” grand mal seizure on the team plane returning from Sunday’s game […]
Concussion Inc. - Author Irvin Muchnick