Safety & Security: Athlete Safety
AB Extra: March 27
by Laura Godlewski March 2015
Editor's note: Today we're introducing a new feature to AthleticBusiness.com, The AB Extra. Each Friday this space will feature news, notes and interesting articles from around the web in a quick, concise format. We hope you enjoy this first edition of the The AB Extra.
Doctor: Football Safer than Riding a Bike? Not Exactly
by Dr. David Geier, Guest Contributor March 2015
The unexpected retirement of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland last week generated tremendous attention in the media as well as among parents of kids who play football. Would Borland's announcement serve as a watershed moment for the NFL, leading to numerous players making the same decision?
Case Study: Athlete Deals with Traumatic Brain Injury
by Landin Murphy, NeXt Correspondent March 2015
Landin Murphy, 20, of Williamsville, suffered a traumatic brain injury during a basketball game in his freshman year of high school in December 2008. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and Landin chose to tell his story and share some things he has learned about brain injuries.
NFL Spotter to Deem When Concussion Test Needed
by Jeff Howe, Patriots Notebook March 2015
It might as well be called the Julian Edelman Rule. The NFL passed a rule yesterday that will place an independent spotter above the field who can stop the game if he believes the on-field officials haven't noticed a player who requires a concussion test.
Exerciseorexia: When the Need to Work Out Turns Deadly
by AB Staff March 2015
In this country, we are bred to believe that if a little is good, more must be better, right? That message is particularly reinforced when it comes to exercise.
Opinion: Athletic Trainers More than Just 'Water Boys'
by Dayton Children's Hospital March 2015
At any high school game, be it football or field hockey, the sidelines are packed with players, coaches and support staff. However, one group of supporting players has no interest in what the score is.
Virginia Beach Man Files Suit Against Ice Rink... Again
by Margaret Matray March 2015
Last year, a Virginia Beach man settled a lawsuit for $90,000 with the insurance company for Chilled Ponds. Now he's suing the rink a second time, saying he was forced to leave when he showed up to skate recently, even though he was permitted there under the original settlement agreement, he claims in the suit.
Concussion Education: Borland Move May Catch On
by Lindsay H. Jones, USA TODAY Sports March 2015
Chris Borland is not the first NFL player to retire because of head injuries. Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach stepped aside because of head injuries, and more recently quarterback Kevin Kolb and receiver Sidney Rice retired from the NFL because of concussions. What made Borland's decision, announced Monday night in an interview with ESPN, reverberate so much was that Borland doesn't have a long history of concussions.
Chris Borland's Retirement at Age 24 Resonates in NFL
by Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY Sports March 2015
Borland was the fourth NFL player 30 or younger within a week to retire without prodding...
Concussion Concern: LB Retires After One NFL Season
by Michael Gaio March 2015
One of last season’s top NFL rookies is retiring, citing concerns over head trauma and sending shockwaves throughout the league in the process.