October

October 31, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Joseph Maroon – Given a Pass at Concussion Hearing – Was a Campaign Contributor to Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller

The chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee – which twice failed to mention Dr. Joseph Maroon by name at obvious junctures of its October 19 hearing […]
October 30, 2011

‘How Federal Tax Dollars Rigged Sports Concussion Research’ (full text)

[originally published 10/26/11 at http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/How_Federal_Tax_Dollars_Rigged_Sports_Concussion_Research_9636.html]   Led by Tom Udall of New Mexico, who evidently thinks bashing the Riddell Revolution football helmet video on YouTube is […]
October 30, 2011

What Was San Diego Chargers’ Kris Dielman Doing on an Airplane in the First Place?

The National Football League is “investigating” the incident involving Kris Dielman, the San Diego Chargers’ offensive guard. Super. In New Jersey last Sunday, Dielman played through […]
October 28, 2011

Pittsburgh’s ‘Concussion Town Huddle’ Postponed – But Not Concussion Inc.’s!

A program entitled “Town Huddle: Concussions in Sports” was scheduled to be held next Tuesday at the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum in Pittsburgh. The event (co-sponsored […]
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 […]
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 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 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 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 […]