Tag Archives: concussions

NFL to halt ‘race-norming,’ which assumed lower cognitive function in Black brain injury claims

From left, former NFL player Ken Jenkins and his wife Amy Lewis, along with former NFL player Clarence Vaughn III and his wife Brooke Vaughn, meet before delivering tens of thousands of petitions demanding equal treatment for everyone involved in the settlement of concussion claims against the NFL, to the federal courthouse in Philadelphia, Friday, May 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The NFL pledged to halt the use of “race-norming,” which assumed Black players started out with lower cognitive function, in the $1 billion settlement of brain injury claims and to review past scores for any potential race bias.

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Chocolate milk maker wanted study touted with ‘Concussion’ film

Officials from the University of Maryland, College Park say the school should not have issued a press release based on preliminary data from a study of Fifth Quarter Fresh, a chocolate milk beverage marketed to athletes.  (Fifth Quarter Fresh.)

NEW YORK — A small chocolate milk company wanted to tout the ability of its drink in helping high school athletes recover from concussions to coincide with the Will Smith movie “Concussion,” according to emails obtained by The Associated Press. ...

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NFL concussion settlement now faces appeal

The National Football League’s $765 million settlement of concussion lawsuits is headed for an appeal, a move that could delay players’ access to benefits. Philadelphia U.S. District Judge Anita Brody’s approval of the accord capped almost two years of negotiations ...

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NFL concussion deal appears near

A Johns Hopkins professor, the widow of a former NFL player who had both Alzheimer's disease and CTE when he died in 2010, is critical of the proposed settlement.

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