Archive for June, 2012

Nowinski to NCAA: Give Your Football Players a Surgeon General-Style Warning

Published June 11th, 2012, Uncategorized

Chris Nowinski and his Sports Legacy Institute get slammed here from time to time, but they get nothing but applause today for their announcement about a new advocacy initiative directed at the National Collegiate Athletic Association. SLI is calling on the NCAA to include in its concussion education program for football players an explicit warning […]

NFL Concussion Megasuit: Let the Medical Literature Bibliographies Begin

Published June 8th, 2012, Uncategorized

Perhaps you’ve heard that plaintiffs’ attorneys in the scores of lawsuits representing thousands of former National Football League players just filed multi-district litigation consolidation papers. This impending Sports Trial of the Century could be the platform for exposing just how long and how well medical science has known the essence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The […]

Cal Swim Coach, Sex Abuse Survivor, Banned From Clinic at Her Old Club

Published June 7th, 2012, Uncategorized

“Moraga swim club bans Cal swim coach, sex abuse survivor from conducting clinic” By Matthias Gafni Contra Costa Times

‘Private Sneak Peeks’ of Alan Schwarz-Produced Documentary, Promoting Commercial Sideline Concussion Test, Resume Tonight

Published June 6th, 2012, Uncategorized

“Private sneak peek” No. 2 of the documentary Head Games is tonight in Boston. The film, inspired by Chris Nowinski’s 2006 book of the same name, is directed by Steve James, includes in its credited production team Alan Schwarz of The New York Times (without disclosure by The Times while Schwarz continued writing about the […]

Jahvid Best on His Concussions: It Doesn’t Get Any Stupider Than This

Published June 5th, 2012, Uncategorized

Jahvid Best of the Detroit Lions: If I can come back from [the concussion that ended his college career], this one should be a piece of cake. … I’m not impaired or anything. I’m pretty sure if there was real damage going on, I would have physical problems or mental problems — and I have […]