Safety & Security: Athlete Safety
Concussion Issue Continues to Haunt NFL, NHL
by The Buffalo News (New York) February 2015
You don't need a degree in medicine to comprehend symptoms consistent with CTE. Concussions. Depression. Demons. The names change from victim to victim, but the pattern remains the same for many athletes who died young after absorbing repeated blows to the head.
Study: Tackle Training Tied to Safer Football Play
by MichaeI Marot, Associated Press February 2015
A new study shows young football players are less likely to get hurt or suffer head injuries when playing for coaches who have been trained in teaching proper tackling fundamentals.
NFL Concussion Settlement to Include Five Changes
by Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer February 2015
The proposed deal between the NFL and its retired players addressing long-term effects of repeated concussions is inching closer to final approval, as lawyers amended their settlement proposal to include five changes requested by a federal judge.
Prep Basketball Player Reports Assault After Game
by John Radtke February 2015
South Elgin junior basketball player Matt Smith, 16, told Aurora police he was assaulted Friday night by as many as four people he identified as possibly being Metea Valley players after the two schools competed in an Upstate Eight Conference game in Aurora.
Head Trauma Issue Not Limited to Male Athletes
by Marjorie A. Snyder February 2015
It's true that young players need better equipment and stricter safety standards. But in many of the most popular sports, boys aren't the ones most likely to be afflicted by concussions.
YMCA Denies Claim Girl Was Injured at Aquatic Center
by Steven Matthews February 2015
The YMCA of Greater Dayton is denying all allegations made against it in a lawsuit that was filed last month and says the case should be dismissed, according to the organization's response filed in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court.
Tipped Goal Injures Anaheim Ducks Goaltender
by Eric Stephens, The Orange County Register February 2015
Midway through the third period, Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm was checking Tampa Bay's Ondrej Palat behind the net when his stick angled up and tipped it over.
Bill Aims to Bolster Concussion Measures at Prep Level
by Seth A. Richardson State Capitol Bureau February 2015
With concussions in sports taking the spotlight in the past few years, an Illinois lawmaker is looking to reinforce the process for clearing high school athletes with the injury to return to play.
Physician Reviews Research, Lets Son Play Football
by Ed Riley, For the Portland Tribune February 2015
My son and his teammates have learned more about hard work, sportsmanship and resilience on the football field than anywhere else, and these lessons will make them better men. But as much as I enjoy the tradition of high school football, I worry about its future.
Pop Warner Football Blamed for Former Player’s Suicide
by Michael Gaio February 2015
Pop Warner youth football is being sued for $5 million following the suicide of 25-year-old Wisconsin man. The lawsuit, filed by the man’s mother, alleges her son suffered severe brain damage caused by playing youth football and that Pop Warner failed to warn players about, and protect them from, the dangers of head trauma.