From the AP story: The death comes at a time when head injuries in football are attracting attention at all levels of the sport.
Washington DOH Finds No Link Between Turf and Cancer The Department of Health partnered with researchers from the University of Washington School of Public Health to investigate a list of 53 Washington residents who both played soccer and developed cancer between the mid- ‘90s and the year 2016. read more
HS Coaches, AD Resign Amid Hazing Allegations Head football coach David Proffitt of Lake Zurich (Ill.) High School added his letter of resignation to those of athletic director Rolando Vazquez and assistant coach Chad Beaver shortly after the first two resignations were accepted by district board members at a meeting on Thursday. read more
In Hindsight, Jackson Wouldn't Have Played Football Bo Jackson has a confession to make. If Bo knew back in his playing days what he knows now: Bo never would have won a Heisman Trophy at Auburn. Bo never would have been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Bo never would have worn a Los Angeles Raiders uniform. Bo never would have trampled Brian Bosworth on Monday Night Football. And Bo never would have suffered the dislocated left hip that ended his football career. "If I knew back then what I know now, I would have never played football. Never," Jackson tells USA TODAY Sports. "I wish I had known about all of those head injuries, but no one knew that. And the people that did know that, they wouldn't tell anybody. "The game has gotten so violent, so rough. We're so much more educated on this CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) stuff, there's no way I would ever allow my kids to play football today. read more
Proposed Arkansas Bill Would Limit Athletic Trainers
As the 2017 legislative session gets underway in Arkansas, a bill under consideration could place restrictions on the care athletic trainers are able to provide to students.read more