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Playing It Safe – NFL Concussion Settlement Emphasizes Need For Enhanced Brain Injury Prevention And Analysis

In the ongoing legal battle between over 5,000 former National Football Players and the league itself, a federal district court judge gave final approval to a settlement on Wednesday that will provide payments of up to $5 million for each player who suffers from a neurological disorder as well as medical monitoring for all players to determine when and if they qualify. The settlement...
Via Oregon Sports News
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

The NFL needs to step up concussion prevention measures

The National Football League provides incredible lives for thousands of men every year. Since the creation of the league, legions have been made financially secure or given the tools to find success. Yet, when these gladiators pass into retirement, the public and NFL seemingly forget they existed, moving on to the next generation of greats. Unfortunately, there are massive health...
Via Bloguin Best
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

The NFL needs to step up concussion prevention measures

The National Football League provides incredible lives for thousands of men every year. Since the creation of the league, legions have been made financially secure or given the tools to find success. Yet, when these gladiators pass into retirement, the public and NFL seemingly forget they existed, moving on to the next generation of greats. Unfortunately, there are massive health...
Via This Given Sunday
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Brain study finds 76 of 79 deceased NFL players had CTE

Researchers at the nation’s largest brain bank have concluded a study on the brains of... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Autopsy reveals Chiefs LB Belcher had CTE damage

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An autopsy performed one year after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his 22-year-old girlfriend and killed himself found signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease found in athletes and others with a history of repetitive brain injuries. Belcher, 25, killed Kasandra Perkins on Dec. 1, 2012, in the couple's...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Autopsy: Jovan Belcher had CTE at time of murder-suicide in 2012

  An autopsy performed a year after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his baby's mother and himself found the 25-year-old sustained the same kind of brain damage that has turned up in other NFL players. Belcher fatally shot 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins on Dec. 1, 2012, in the couple's Kansas City home before driving to Arrowhead Stadium and killing himself in front...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Autopsy shows Chiefs LB Belcher had brain damage

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) An autopsy performed a year after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his baby's mother and himself found the 25-year-old sustained the same kind of brain damage that has turned up in other NFL players. Belcher fatally shot 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins on Dec. 1, 2012, in the couple's Kansas City home before driving to Arrowhead Stadium and killing...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jovan Belcher’s brain reportedly showed signs of CTE

Jovan Belcher, the former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker who shot and killed his girlfriend nearly two years ago before committing suicide, may have suffered from a condition known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy. According to ESPN’s Outside the Lines, Dr. Piotr Kozlowski, a neuropathologist, wrote in a report that he detected neurofibrillary tangles of tau protein […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Jovan Belcher likely had CTE

Former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, who killed his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself at the team facility in 2012, showed signs of CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) when his body was exumed for further testing a year after his death. This report from ESPN’s Outside the Lines details what doctors found when they studied Belcher’s brain posthumously...
Via Sportsnaut
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Diminishing Reputation of The Professional Athlete

  Evan Habeeb – USA Today Sports There is a certain responsibility that comes with being a professional athlete. Contrary to your common singer or movie star, athletes are consistently expected to be a representation of what is good in the world. Sportsmanship, teamwork, and hard-work are all common traits that come to mind when you think of the consummate sports star. They are...
Via The Garbage Time
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Continued progress is crucial for Chiefs

One year ago, the Kansas City Chiefs had just finished one of their most memorable seasons in the history of the franchise – memorable, that is, in a bad way. The 2012 Chiefs season started with so much promise and hope, but only ended with despair and disappointment. What started out as hope and promise, stemming from the return of stars Jamaal Charles and Eric Berry from injury...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
January 27, 2014  |  1 Comment

Weekly Rewind: Chiefs staff wins awards, Chiefs players who need to improve, more

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to get you caught up on all things Kansas City Chiefs, along with national featured columns you may enjoy. Kansas City Chiefs The Chiefs need a playmaking receiver to take the next step (READ) Why the Chiefs should not extend Alex Smith (READ) Blame is unlikely to fall on the Chiefs in the Jovan Belcher case (READ) Four guys...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

TWITTER TUESDAY: 2014 Chiefs schedule looks tough

While the Chiefs may not have been a part of divisional playoff weekend, they got a preview of the competition to expect for next season. So 5 of the 8 teams that played this weekend are on the #Chiefs schedule next season. All 4 that play next week as well. — Nick Jacobs (@Jacobs71) January 13, 2014 Obviously the Chiefs will have their usual division matchups with the Denver...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Blame unlikely to fall on Chiefs in Jovan Belcher case

Drama continues this week in Kansas City as evidence surfaces regarding the allegations of player negligence by the Chiefs franchise, specifically in the case of Jovan Belcher. However, it’s becoming clear that the team might not be to blame for the player’s erratic behavior last year that ended in a murder-suicide on December 1, 2012. Last week, Belcher’s mother, Cheryl Shepard...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Did the Kansas City Chiefs make Jovan Belcher a monster -- or was the monster already there?

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As a freshman at the University of Maine, Jovan Belcher once put his hand through a window because of a woman. On April 1, 2006, according to a report, the former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker "suffered a serious cut on his hand," the university police sergeant noted, after being  "upset about a girl." Less than a year after that, police at the University of...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Lawsuit by Belcher’s mom latest off field issue

While no one will quite understand how or why the Chiefs-Colts playoff game ended quite how it did, it’s time to move forward – Kansas City had a huge comeback in 2013, and hopefully can progress even more as NFL free agency and the draft approach. Unfortunately, despite optimism, the Chiefs must look back to last season’s murder-suicide by former player Jovan Belcher, following...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Staring Down the Barrel of a Loss: A Chiefs Story

Normal losses in the NFL are tough. Losses cost coaches jobs, they cost players opportunities, they cost fans confidence, they cost teams seasons, they cost organizations sacred legacies and they cost cities winning identity's. What happened to Kansas City on Saturday afternoon wasn't a normal loss. It was cruel and unusual punishment for a fanbase that is among the most loyal...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Engel: NFL still not connecting the dots about concussions

Listening to Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe talk about it Wednesday, his concussion sounded so benign. What he described sounded symptomatic of taking a couple of Tylenol PM rather than a blow to the brain. Not that his "just a little fatigued" answer really mattered. All anybody heard, and I am culpable, too, was that Bowe had been cleared to play in Kansas City's wild-card...
Via Fox Sports
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jovan Belcher's mother sues Chiefs for wrongful death

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The mother of former Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the team Tuesday after exhuming his body so that his brain could be examined for evidence of a degenerative condition linked to repeated concussions. The lawsuit, filed by Cheryl Shepherd in Jackson County (Mo.) circuit court, alleges Belcher was subjected to "repetitive...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jovan Belcher’s mother files wrongful death lawsuit against KC

The mother of former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the team Tuesday after exhuming his body so that his brain could be examined for evidence of a degenerative condition linked to repeated concussions.The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Cheryl Shepherd in Jackson County (Mo.) circuit court, alleges Belcher was subjected to "repetitive...
Via The Other Paper
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jovan Belcher’s Mother Files Wrongful-Death Lawsuit Against Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The mother of former Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the team Tuesday after exhuming his body so that his brain could be examined for evidence of a degenerative condition linked to repeated concussions. The lawsuit, filed by Cheryl Shepherd in Jackson County (Mo.) circuit court, alleges Belcher was subjected to “repetitive...
Via NESN.com
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Mother of Belcher sues Chiefs for wrongful death

The mother of former Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the team Tuesday after exhuming his body so that his brain could be examined for evidence of a degenerative condition linked to repeated concussions. The lawsuit, filed by Cheryl Shepherd in Jackson County (Mo.) circuit court, alleges Belcher was subjected to ''repetitive head trauma,'' and...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Mother of Jovan Belcher files wrongful-death lawsuit against Chiefs

The mother of former Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the team Tuesday after exhuming his body so that his brain could be examined for evidence of a degenerative condition linked to repeated concussions. The lawsuit, filed by Cheryl Shepherd in Jackson County (Mo.) circuit court, alleges Belcher was subjected to "repetitive head trauma," and...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Chiefs' amazing season could get even better

KANSAS CITY, Mo. --Five things we learned from the Chiefs' 56-31 thrashing of Oakland on Sunday. THE TURNAROUND: You simply can't give enough credit to general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid for turning this franchise around so rapidly. A year ago, as we all remember, Kansas city was healing from the horror of the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide and the Chiefs couldn't wait...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Jovan Belcher's body exhumed for brain exam

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher's body has been exhumed more than a year after he killed his girlfriend and himself so that his brain can be examined for signs of a degenerative condition linked to repeated concussions. Jovan's family had his body exhumed on Friday at North Babylon Cemetery in the Long Island, N.Y., community of Bay Shore...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss
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