GOP seeks review of claim NFL tried to sway concussion study
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GOP seeks review of claim NFL tried to sway concussion study

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Thursday called for an independent review of allegations that the National Football League sought to improperly influence a government study into the link between football and brain disease. In a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services’ inspector general, GOP leaders of the Energy and Commerce Committee … Continue reading

Former college wrestler suing after series of concussions
Celebrities / Health / Local / Sports

Former college wrestler suing after series of concussions

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former Old Dominion University wrestler has filed a lawsuit against the school, saying that despite being knocked out three times over a six-week period and exhibiting symptoms of concussions, coaches failed to refer him for medical treatment. News outlets report Jordan Marshall says in the lawsuit that he suffered three … Continue reading

Lawyers: NFL concussion deal excludes central brain injury
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Lawyers: NFL concussion deal excludes central brain injury

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers appealing the NFL’s $1 billion plan to address concussion-linked injuries in former players asked a court Thursday to reject the settlement because it excludes what they call the signature brain disease of football. Critics insist that any settlement include future payments for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the brain decay found in dozens … Continue reading