From the AP story: The death comes at a time when head injuries in football are attracting attention at all levels of the sport.
Dementia, ALS Harsh Reminders of Dangers of Football Maybe there's a need for a sticker affixed to every helmet, from peewee ball to the NFL, bearing the words, "Football can be hazardous to your brain long after you stop playing." read more
Baseball Coach Investigated for Pitching at Players Two Hardin Valley Academy baseball coaches are under investigation by state and local authorities after they were accused of intentionally and repeatedly hitting players with pitches during a practice last week. read more
Study: Athletes Specializing in Sport at Younger Ages Youth athletes tend to specialize in a single sport at younger ages than college or professional athletes, according to a new study from the Rothman Institute. read more
Bill Aims to Protect Medical Staff Across State Lines The U.S. House of Representatives recently took a major step to ensuring athletes have access to the best medical care when traveling to compete. The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (H.R. 302) aims to protect medical professionals who work in sports medicine - doctors, athletic trainers and physical therapists - and travel with high school, college and professional teams. read more
Nearly 10K Register for NFL Concussion Settlement Almost 10,000 retired football players have registered to receive payouts from a $1 billion settlement with the NFL in a class-action concussion-related lawsuit. Pittsburgh attorney Jason Luckasevic expected even more by now. There are more than 20,000 former players who could benefit from the settlement. Registration for the settlement began a month ago and will remain open until Aug. 7. "I find it interesting that only 50 percent have registered," Luckasevic said. "That tells you that a lot of guys are apathetic or unable to realize that they need to do something." read more