To many-a-fan’s dismay, some players were noticeably ‘out of it’ and even collapsed after sustaining a head injury during play. While getting injured is something that can happen in any sport, certain protocols need to be followed to ensure player safety.
Dr. Dorian McGavern joined The Triple Threat to talk about his breakthrough in head trauma treatment.
Javid Best is suing the NFL and Mike is not about that life.
Romanowski thinks Seattle could improve their chances to win by knocking some Broncos out of the Super Bowl
Chris Nowinski joined Ted Johnson and Brien Straw on Radio Row to talk about concussions and CTE research. He talked about changes the NFL has been making to help with it and things they still need to work on. Nowinski also talked about the serious problems athletes are having due to concussions and that it shows changes still need to be made.
Sports agent Leigh Steinberg joined In The Loop with Nick and Lopez and they discussed his fight for more regulations in the NFL for player safety in particular concussions, his thoughts on the NFL settlement, his bout with alcohol and his path back to being a sports agent.
Authors Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru joined The Fred & Ted Show to discuss their new book “League of Denial” about concussions in the NFL. They talked about what brought the issue to the forefront was largely the suicide of Junior Seau. They discussed the tipping point that lead the league to take more preventative measures for concussions. They also touched on their disappointment that ESPN dropped out after first partnering with them. They said they love the game and just want to see the players better protected.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees doesn’t want his young sons to play football just yet.
Daniel Flynn joined The Fred & Ted Show to talk about his book “The War on Football.” Flynn explores in his book why he thinks football is actually the safest that it has ever been. He says keeping younger boys from sports like football does them a large disservice because they could be learning valuable things and getting good exercise. He believes the lawyers in the concussion lawsuit are over stating things.
Three former college football players are suing the NCAA, saying it failed to educate them about the risks of concussions and did not do enough to prevent, diagnose and treat brain injuries.