• California December 13, 2021 11:59 pm

    Concussion PSA Compares Youth Football Dangers to Smoking

    Everybody seems to be having fun when the kids in a new public service announcement are just playing football, until one boy is thrown to the ground and the background music turns ominous. Then, the coach starts handing out cigarettes. “Tackle football is like smoking,” a youthful voice-over says as a smiling, motherly type lights a cigarette for one of...

  • NBC August 1, 2019 7:42 pm

    New Law Will Limit Full-Contact Football Practices

    California is limiting full-contact practices for youth football teams to reduce brain injuries. NBC 7’s Joe Little has more information.

  • NBC November 19, 2017 6:57 pm

    CTE Turned Ex-NFL Star McNeill From Top Lawyer to ‘Other Person'

    After completing an NFL career that included two Super Bowls, Fred McNeill got an advanced law degree and practiced law. But within just a few years, he began to fall apart, losing his temper, losing his memory and losing job after job, NBC News reported. “Here is this person who was so kind, so intelligent, so special, so loving, so...

  • lawyer September 22, 2017 6:57 pm

    Can Brain Disease Explain Aaron Hernandez's Behavior?

    Former football star Aaron Hernandez’ brain was riddled with damage from a degenerative brain disease linked with head blows, but that doesn’t necessarily explain the troubles that plagued his young life. The diagnosis comes from a Boston University researcher who has studied hundreds of brains from football players, college athletes and even younger players, donated after their deaths. Dr. Ann...

  • NFL September 14, 2017 2:01 pm

    Brady: Concussions Part of ‘Physical Nature of our Game'

    Tom Brady doesn’t worry about concussions and considers them part of playing football, the New England Patriots quarterback says in a television interview to be broadcast this weekend.

  • NHL May 12, 2015 2:55 pm

    Autopsy: NHL's Steve Montador Had Degenerative Brain Disease

    Former NHL defenseman Steve Montador had a degenerative brain disease that’s been linked to repeated blows to the head, according to researchers who autopsied his brain.

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