Safety & Security: Athlete Safety
NFL Reports Significant Drop in Concussions
by Bob Glauber, Newsday January 2015
Concussions are down in the NFL by 25 percent from last year and by 36 percent during a three-year span, according to figures released Thursday by the league’s Health and Safety Committee.
Neurologists Weigh Risk to Kids of Contact Sports
by Joseph Maroon and Julian Bailes January 2015
The incidence and severity of brain injury is one of the hottest topics in sports media today, and it is creating a storm of near-panic in youth sports - especially football.
Wyoming Senate OKs Concussion Liability Bill
by James Chilton January 2015
Senate File 98, which affords greater legal protections to school districts and employees in the event of sports-related concussions and head injuries, passed first reading in the state Senate on Tuesday.
NFL Not Using Easy Eye Test for Concussions
by Nancy Armour, @nrarmour, USA TODAY Sports January 2015
When Ezekiel Ansah drove his helmet into the side of Jimmy Clausen's head in an NFL game in December, it looked like a semi truck hitting a Mini Cooper. Anyone who saw the hit could feel the headache coming on.
Debate Continues Over Safety of Crumb Rubber
by Fermin Leal, Staff Writer January 2015
A California lawmaker wants the state to stop synthetic fields being built in schools, parks, stadiums and other recreational places until further studies determine whether they are safe.
WWE Wrestlers Cite Scripted Matches in Concussion Suit
by Jeremy Roebuck; Inquirer Staff Writer January 2015
Years of "chair shots," "flying head butts," "facebreakers," and "cobra clutch slams" have left former professional wrestlers with long-term brain injuries to which the sport's dominant circuit has continuously turned a blind eye, two ex-wrestlers allege in a proposed class-action suit filed in Philadelphia.
Study: Tailored Care Needed for Each Concussed Child
by Dayton Children's Hospital January 2015
It's like a double hit when a child suffers a concussion. Not only is he or she sidelined from the sport they love, they may also have to refrain from normal everyday activities like school, computer games, even television, to allow the brain to heal.
Editorial: Coach-on-Student Assault Haunts Community
by Valley News (White River Junction, Vermont) January 2015
The curious case of Brian Musty, the former Oxbow Union High School coach and teacher convicted of sexually assaulting one of his athletes, leaves in its wake a complicated dynamic that the community needs to sort out.
Boy, 11, Testifies of Sex Abuse by Football Coach
by JULIE SHAW; Daily News Staff Writer email@example.com January 2015
The thin 11-year-old told a Common Pleas jury yesterday that he used to sleep over some weekends in his football coach's home bedroom.
Young Boy Killed at Soccer Practice by Falling Bench
by Michael Gaio January 2015
Tragedy struck soccer practice at a New Jersey elementary school on Wednesday night.