Before ‘Concussion’ Omalu was still Omalu

In two weeks time people will be going to the movies to see the screen adaptation of a forensic pathologist that unintentionally made the giant business of the N.F.L. weak in the knees. In the movie ‘Concussion‘ mega-actor Will Smith…

Brain Expert Omalu Wants Longer Rest for Concussed Football Players

A occassional contributor to The Concussion Blog, Matt Chaney, a journalist, editor, teacher and publisher, also has a blog.  However, Chaney has published a book titled Spiral of Denial; Muscle Doping in American Football, so he is not new to finding and presenting…

Terry Ott: Canadian Concussion Law Suit Begins Its Slow Crawl To Resolution

In July this blog broke the news that Canada was facing its first law suit based on concussions in their professional football league.  Since that time there has been plenty of information, misinformation and general commentary about this issue in…

CTE Insight from the Bostonia: but take time to remember the real pioneer

Shortly before this blog began in September of 2010 there was a brilliant article written in Bostonia regarding the work that Boston University was doing.  This article did not fall into my lap until yesterday during the Junior Seau reporting,…

The Case Against The NFL – Hruby

Interviewer: Is there any evidence, as far as you’re concerned, that links multiple head injuries among pro football players with depression? Casson: No. Interviewer: With dementia? Casson: No. Interviewer: With early onset of Alzheimer’s? Casson: No. Interviewer: Is there any…

Matt Chaney: Concussion Testing

Matt Chaney is a former football player and even self-described “juicer” during his time in the game.  He used his first hand experience to write a book about steroids in football “Spiral of Denial: Muscle Doping in American Football“, and…

Series from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette on CTE

Mark Roth of the Pittsburgh Post-Gaette put together an informational series on chronic traumatic encephalopathy; “a brain disease that afflicts athletes”. In the first part that came out this past Sunday, Roth took a look at the global perception of…

Another Upcoming Concussion Symposium – January 25th

Time is short on this, I understand, but I just was dropped a note about this symposium being held in Chicago.  Once again yours truly has “commitments”, this time it is a wrestling dual tournament – where my services are…