The Pro Football Concussion Report

A Fan's Look at Head Injuries and the Concussion Crisis in Football

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30 DAY AUTOMATIC REST IN MMA

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10.08.12

In MMA, fighters who get knocked out are forced in some states to sit out, at the minimum, 30-day mandatory suspensions. In other state governing bodies, such fighters can be held out of competition for 90 days.

FSU TO HONOR SCHOLARSHIP OFFER

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09.21.12

After suffering the fifth concussion of his young football career, Tampa (FL) Plant High senior Richy Klepal, a four-star FSU commitment decided to forego a promising future of college football. But in an inspiring turn of events, FSU coach Jimbo Fisher called Plant coach Robert Weiner to let him know that Klepal still has a scholarship.

COMPETITION OR COLLUSION?

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09.17.12

Are salary caps enforced by the NFL a method for maintaining competitive balance among the leagues teams, or are they simply a gentlemen’s agreement among the 32 team owners to keep their personnel expenses in check?

HELLO JIM McMahon, I’M YOUR GIRLFRIEND.

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09.06.12

Laurie Navon met Jim McMahon, who has early-onset dementia, at a golf outing seven years ago. But the man she knows now is not the charismatic, sweet, funny, confident man she met that day. She first began to notice a difference in McMahon’s behavior in early 2007.

WHY IS AUSTIN COLLIE STILL PLAYING?

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08.27.12

“He’s going to keep playing – so long as the Colts will have him,” Scott told me. “I don’t know what 26-year-old is going to listen to his dad. I can advise. I can’t tell him to stop . . . but for every story you hear about the guys who have the long-lasting effects,

I KNOW YOU’RE TIRED OF ME.

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08.22.12

The consequences of head injuries are bad for players. They might be worse for their wives and families . . . as Gena Pitts sat at her kitchen table and wrote down her husband’s responses to questions from Sporting News, she knew some of the answers.

WILL THE NFL LAWSUITS END FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS?

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08.09.12

NPR’s Michel Martin interviews Chris Nowinski, Co-founder of the Sports Legacy Group, Former Pro Wrestler and Harvard Football Player

” .  .  .  so what amazes me is that we have this national discussion about whether the NFL is too dangerous