This week the family of deceased former NHL player Derek Boogaard filed a wrongful death lawsuit, accusing the league of over-medicating Boogaard and ignoring the consequences of the concussions that he had suffered. Nathan Fenno has written about the case for the Washington Times and spoke with Bill Littlefield about it.
The NFL Players Association has granted Harvard University $100 million to fund a study designed to diagnose, treat and prevent injuries in active and retired players. Bill Littlefield spoke with NFL Hall of Famer Carl Eller and Dr. Laura Alberton of the Retired Players Association about the study.
The family of former NFL star Junior Seau has filed a wrongful death suit against the NFL and helmet manufacturer Riddell. The suit claims Seau’s suicide was a result of the head injuries he suffered during his career. University of New Hampshire sports law expert and Sports Illustrated legal analyst Michael McCann speaks with Bill Littlefield.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the Harvard School of Public Health this week, telling students and faculty that the league was doing everything possible to protect player’s safety. Only A Game’s Karen Given was there.
Bill Littlefield talks with concussions expert Dr. Robert Cantu about his proposal for hit limits in youth sports.
After 64 seasons as the head football coach at St. John’s University in Minn., John Gagliardi is sticking with his philosophy of limited contact in practice. Reporter Conrad Wilson explores Gagliardi’s unusual coaching method, which has translated into decades of success.
The unprecedented surge of soccer-playing girls has revealed an unexpected statistic: In sports where boys and girls play by the same rules, like basketball and soccer, girls are more likely than boys to become concussed. What do the numbers mean? For that, we turn to Only a Game’s Karen Given.
After being criticized by other NFL players for saying he’d be “scared” about his children playing football, Super Bowl MVP Kurt Warner says there are changes the NFL can and should make to reduce head injuries. He spoke to Bill Littlefield.
Clifton Brown of the Sporting News joins Bill Littlefield to discuss his proposals for improving player safety in the NFL.
Fans may never know whether NFL veteran Junior Seau suffered from a disease caused by multiple concussions. But, as more scientists and research organizations join the search for answers, competition over brains to study is growing. Only A Game’s Karen Given has our story.