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Jahvid Best suing NFL, Riddell

The NFL is facing another lawsuit because of concussions. This one comes from former Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best, who filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Wayne County Circuit Court in Michigan for unspecified "economic and noneconomic" damages, according to the Detroit Free Press. The lawsuit alleges the NFL knew the risks of concussions and didn't do enough about...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Jahvid Best may try to mount an NFL comeback

Despite the fact that running back Jahvid Best has officially retired from the NFL, he may not rule out a comeback down the road, according to the National Football Post. Other than to thank the Detroit Lions, and to note that he will “always be” a Lion, tailback Jahvid Best, released by Detroit this week after a concussion-ravaged three-year career, has remained quiet about...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

The Detroit Lions lose their Best

Three years ago the Detroit Lions traded up for the sparkplug they had been lacking since Barry Sanders.  California Golden Bear Jahvid Best dropped to pick 30 in the 2010 NFL draft because of durability concerns.  Concussions had plagued the tiny track star in his collegiate career, but his skill was salivating enough for the Lions to take a chance. After gaining over a thousand...
July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions aren’t having Jahvid Best take neurological tests anymore

According to Anthony Kuehn of the Detroit Free-Press, the Lions are no longer having running back Jahvid Best take any neurological tests because his career is pretty much over at this point. The most recent reports indicate that Best isn’t even taking neurological tests at this point, as it is likely his career is over. However, the Lions are keeping him on the roster despite...
Via Pro Football Zone
June 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Jahvid Best holds out hope despite bleak outlook.

Jahvid Best is not the he-lived-happier-ever-after example of what life can be like once you become a starter in the NFL.  The Detroit Lions running back gobbled up yards and big plays like a monster when he was healthy. Please click here to read this story. The post Jahvid Best holds out hope despite bleak outlook. appeared first on Players View.
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions free agent rumors: Reggie Bush

At some point, the Detroit Lions have to face the fact that running back Jahvid Best probably won’t play professional football ever again. I say they need to address this fact sooner rather than later. It seems that GM Martin Mayhew and the Detroit front office agrees with me, because the team is rumored to make a run at free agent running back Reggie Bush when free agency begins...
March 11, 2013  |  3 Comments

Detroit Lions are moving on from Jahvid Best

Jahvid Best serves as a reminder of just how damaging concussions can be. When the explosive running back was healthy, he made the Detroit Lions so good that it was scary. After missing the 2013-13 season due to the most recent in a line of concussions that date back to his pre-NFL days, Best will probably be forced to retire before his career ever really got started. Please Click...
Via Players View
January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Are Jahvid Best concussions uncommon or an epidemic?

The NFL has brought to focus one of the most important and dangerous issues to player safety over the last couple years in concussions, but Detroit Lions Jahvid Best’s concussions are not the norm. There is becoming a difference between concussions every player usually develops once in their lifetime and Jahvid Best concussions that are very uncommon. When a player suffers from...
Via The Penalty Flag
December 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Jahvid Best hasn’t had any concussion symptoms

Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network reported on Game Day Live that Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best hasn’t been experiencing any concussion symptoms since last October.Lombardi indicated that the Lions are “optimistic” that Best will be cleared for their week 7 game against the Bears.“Best was cleared for strenuous exercise awhile ago, but it seems that medical specialists...
Via Pro Football Zone
October 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Answering the Detroit Lions’ backfield question

A tough question becomes simple with one small nod from the team doctors.  When the Detroit Lions’ medical crew gives running back Jahvid Best that nod, their backfield issues disappear. But that just won’t happen soon.  With the ever-increasing concussion crackdown in the NFL, Best’s third such injury may be a death sentence. With Best not cleared to play, and no timetable...
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss
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