Tag: CTE

Brandi Winans: Our 16-Year Struggle for NFL Disability

Brandi Winans

Jeff played for Buffalo, Tampa and the Raiders from 1973-1980. Along the way he suffered multiple injuries: Torn ACL, Torn MCL, Multiple Neck and lower back injuries, a broken foot and crushed ankles. He also suffered from repeated hits to the head and at 30 years old, it was the last job he would ever have.

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Notre Dame, NCAA try to run out the clock in their motions to dismiss John Askin’s brain injury lawsuit

John Askin collage-Notre Dame NCAA

John Askin once wore number 72 for the Fighting Irish. Now he’s fighting the school and the NCAA for his brain. We first reported on the lawsuit in February shortly after the former linebacker filed in Jefferson Circuit Court, in Kentucky, his state of residence after months of attempted negotiations with the school seeking compensation for his latent brain injuries.

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Gary Bettman just cleared the Barr

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Bettman Clears the Barr

May Day 2019 was an unprecedented opportunity for people in North America to behold two important figures appear before two governmental bodies and try their best to sell their disinformation.

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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Filed by the Daughter of Aaron Hernandez

Hernandez dismissal

Judge Anita B. Brody has dismissed the lawsuit filed by the daughter of the late Aaron Hernandez.  Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd had been acquitted of a double murder days before he committed suicide in his prison cell on April 19, 2017.

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Neurologists Question NFL Concussion Settlement Diagnostics

Texas Neurological Society

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Easley and Finnerty may blow wide open the ‘dam’ that Ploetz ‘cracked’

Dam of concussion lawsuits NCAA

The legacy of Ploetz v. NCAA is playing out in two similar trials, both with very similar claims. If as successful as Ploetz was, the consequences for the NCAA along with its member conferences/institutions could be serious.

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NFL Attempts to Rewrite Hernandez Lawsuit to Shirk Liability

Aaron and Avielle Hernandez - Final Kiss

In a recent bid to have the lawsuit filed by the daughter of the late Aaron Hernandez dismissed, the NFL has, perhaps unwittingly revealed its strategy to kill future brain injury claims.  Last week I wrote about how the NFL is attempting virtual time travel to go back and rewrite the chronology of the Hernandez case. Now they seek to rewrite the lawsuit. As I’ve written previously, this, probably more than any other lawsuit is one that the NFL wants to stop in its tracks.

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New report suggests upward of 10% of all NFL players will develop CTE

One player on each row is likely to develop CTE.

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New Report Projects Minimum 10% of NFL Players will Develop CTE

How many of these men will develop CTE?

Boston University conducted a now famous or perhaps infamous study, depending on the perspective, of NFL players finding Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in 110 of 111 brains studied. Two researchers decided to crunch some numbers to see what the data really means and submitted their report to Neurology on July 20, 2018. It was made available to the public on November 28, 2018. Dr. Zachary O. Binney of Emory University, Atlanta and Dr. Kathleen E. Bachynski of NYU Langone Health, New York obtained a database of all former NFL Players who died between February 2008 and May 2016, the timeframe of the Boston University study. What they found, using only basic arithmetic is startling.

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