High School Sports

A former high school football player sued the Cache County (Utah) School District for negligence, claiming that after he took a helmet-to-helmet hit while playing for Ridgeline High School, and he told his coach he thought he’d suffered a concussion, the coach told him to “man up … quit being a pussy (and) get back out there,” in Cache County Court.

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NFL Concussions

The SEC claims in federal court that Cambridge Capital Group Advisors fka Cambridge Capital Advisors, Phillip Timothy Howard and Don Warner Reinhard raised most of $4.1 million from brain-damaged former NFL players, through knowing or reckless misrepresentations, and misappropriated $973,000 of it “to pay themselves fees and to cover costs associated with Howard’s personal residential mortgages.”

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Lab Develops Safety Ratings for Youth Football Helmets

Perhaps Steve Rowson was destined to publish a study contrasting and comparing the safety features of youth football helmets. After all, he is a professor of biomechanics at Virginia Tech University whose entire career has focused on ways to reduce serious head injuries to athletes competing in various contact or high-speed sports.

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Canadian Hockey League Faces Class Action From Former Players

A proposed class action on behalf of current and former amateur hockey players in the Canadian Hockey League who didn’t go on to professional careers accuses the league of failing to warn young, vulnerable players of the long-term risks of repetitive brain trauma suffered on the ice.

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