Concussions in sports were addressed at a conference at Santa Clara University on Thursday, with San Francisco 49ers legend Ronnie Lott as one of the main speakers.
The NFL agreed to pay more than three-quarters of a billion dollars to settle lawsuits from thousands of former players who developed dementia or other concussion-related brain disorders they say were caused by the very on-field violence that fueled the game’s rise to popularity and profit.
The American Academy of Neurology said athletes shouldn’t resume playing until they’ve been fully evaluated and cleared by a doctor or other professional with concussion expertise.
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In the biggest study of its kind, researchers at Boston University analyzed the brains of deceased athletes and veterans (all of who had history of repeated head trauma), and found more than 80 percent had signs of CTE, or Traumatic Brain Encephalopathy.
Former Cal star and Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best was honored Tuesday with the NFL’s Ed Block Courage award for his “steadfast dedication and determination” in trying to return to the field after suffering two more concussions last season. Best hasn’t played since game six last year, and is sidelined through this season.
Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III was cleared for practice this week after suffering a concussion in Sunday’s loss to the Falcons. He left the game after he was hit hard when running with the ball near the sideline.
Speaking at the Commonwealth Club, Dr. John York said the league hopes to have new technology in place by the beginning of next year.
This comes as high school football season is getting set to begin in and around the Bay Area.
The Oakland Raiders have hired 39-year-old Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen as their new head coach. Allen is the Raiders sixth head coach in the last ten years.