From ChaneysBlog: 1900-1968 News Line of Football Brain Damage and Policy-Making

Published January 1st, 2016, Uncategorized

1900-1968 NEWS LINE OF FOOTBALL BRAIN DAMAGE

AND POLICY-MAKING

By Matt Chaney

Friday, January 1, 2016

1900 Oct. 24  Yale coaches contend that ‘heavy leather helmets’ lead to ‘headlong’ collisions in college football, news scribe reports

1900 Nov. 12  Princeton coaches endorse football helmets because ‘head injuries are generally more lasting and serious’ than those elsewhere, news scribe reports

1901 Oct. 10  ‘mentally unbalanced’ prep football player commits suicide after repetitive brain injury: