Archive for October, 2011

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

Published October 31st, 2011, Uncategorized

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 on sports concussions – was the recipient of a $2,000 campaign contribution from Maroon in 2007, Federal Election Commission records show. This development raises the question of whether the […]

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

Published October 30th, 2011, Uncategorized

[originally published 10/26/11 at]   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 pie, the Senate Commerce Committee last week held a two-hour hearing largely focused on how certain companies “are exploiting our growing concerns about […]

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

Published October 30th, 2011, Uncategorized

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 a mid-game concussion that was obvious to the television audience but somehow missed by the team’s trainers and doctors. He then suffered a violent seizure flying back to San […]

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

Published October 28th, 2011, Uncategorized

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 by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, ImPACT Applications,Inc., the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic League, and television station KDKA) has been postponed until further notice – “due to some scheduling […]

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

Published October 28th, 2011, Uncategorized

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 against the New York Jets, in which Dielman had returned to play following an in-game concussion. Here’s the report by Kevin Acee and Chris Jenkins of the San Diego […]