Yesterday we posted the press release regarding the hearing on concussions and the marketing of sports equipment. Soon after that post I received many communications about what was said and my feelings on the subject. Before we get into how exactly I feel regarding this one short hearing I think you should take the time to see it for your self. It is a long hearing with five witnesses, so you will have to have a lot of time, HOWEVER IF YOU ONLY HAVE 10 MINUTES IT CAN BE SUMMED UP FROM THE 30:20 MARK TO THE 40:45 MARK.
Click HERE to jump to hearing, via US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation website.
In those ten minutes you hear exactly what is wrong with current the current concussion situation, not from doctors, senators, or the “high-ranking” researchers, rather from former student-athletes that lost their playing careers due to this brain injury. Alexis Ball and Steven Threet paint a picture of the athlete, Continue reading