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  • Background


    Even after I left network news, I remained interested in telling stories.  And I kept coming back around to one story in particular– football concussions.   I’d had a couple myself (see my concussions) and had talked about that with some former pro players who were about my age.  I was doing ok but they told me about health problems they had that they believed stemmed from all the hard hits to the head they’d taken during their playing days. […]

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  • My Experience with Concussions

    My Experience with Concussions

    I started playing organized football at age twelve and continued through high school and college. I love the game. But lately, I am also concerned about the safety of those who play it. In ten seasons, I suffered two concussions, one during my senior year of high school and one during the final game of my college career– the last time I put on a helmet. In neither case was I knocked out.  Most players with concussions aren’t.  After the […]

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  • Quotes from Players and Experts

    Quotes from Players and Experts

    As told to me –Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson –Dr. James P. Kelly, Director of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence for treating veterans with TBI and former neurologist for the Chicago Bears –Hall of Fame linebacker, Harry Carson –Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz, research director of the University of North Carolina’s Center for the Study of Retired Athletes –Dr. Robert Cantu, Professor of Neurosurgery at Boston University Medical School and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopothy (CTE) which has […]

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