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.
Fans, teammates, and opponents, lauded Junior Seau’s play on the football field. Southern California residents praised his good works off it. Bill Littlefield says the troubling end to Seau’s life will join those things as part of his legacy.
When retired police officer Chris Garbarino found former football star Cookie Gilchrist on Facebook, he never expected the two of them to become close enough to describe each other as family. This week, Bill Littlefield talks to Garbarino about his relationship with the late Gilchrist and the book that the two wrote together, The Cookie That Did Not Crumble.
This week the NFL announced plans to assign a trainer to each team to identify players who may have suffered concussions during games. Bill Littlefield looks at the details of the plan, which was unveiled after Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy returned to a game on Dec. 8 with a concussion that was not diagnosed.
The NFL has announced a plan to assign a trainer to each NFL team for the purpose of monitoring any possible concussions during games. The move comes after the Cleveland Browns failed to properly diagnose quarterback Colt McCoy’s concussion during a game against Pittsburgh earlier this month. Read the latest on the league’s plans.
Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby is back on the ice … and he’s hot. Crosby spent more than 10 months recovering from a concussion. Since returning to the Penguins’ lineup on November 21, he’s notched 11 points in six games. Bill talks with TSN hockey analyst Bob McKenzie about the comeback of “Sid the Kid.”
Throughout his 13 seasons in the NFL, Harry Carson was known as one of the most ferocious inside linebackers in the game. Carson recounts his football career in Captain For Life, as well as his years after retirement.
A new lawsuit filed by 75 former NFL players alleges the league intentionally witheld information about the health risks associated with concussions. Bill Littlefield says it would be easy to miss this story during the onslaught of NFL labor negotiation news, but the former players’ suit has a chance to have a lasting impact.
When Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara checked Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty into the boards Tuesday night, he left Pacioretty with a concussion and a broken vertebra. Chara wasn’t suspended, but Elliotte Friedman of the CBC’s ”Hockey Night in Canada” thinks he should have been. Bill talks with Friedman about the hit. We’ll also report on […]