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.
The NFL and more than 4,500 former players want to resolve concussion-related lawsuits with a $765 million settlement that would fund medical exams, concussion-related compensation and medical research, a federal judge said Thursday.
Texas high school football is moving toward a 90-minutes-per-week limit on full-contact practice to limit concussions and other injuries.
NFL veteran Kyle Turley joined The Fred & Ted Show to talk about his history with concussions, how he has been working to better his health after playing and more.
ESPN analyst Andrew Brandt joins the Odd Couple to discuss things around the NFL including concussions, possible changes in NFL rules, what needs to be done to make the game safer, and more.
A state lawmaker who wants to make concussion screenings as routine as physicals in Texas public school athletics has taken direct aim at football.