Former NFL CB hangs it up due to concussions

Randall Gay, formerly of the New Orleans Saints and the New England Patriots has decided that football is no longer his career of choice, due to concussions.  Gay is 30 years old and feels he is having effects due to too many head traumas;

“But then it gets to the point where you don’t know enough about head injuries to just say I can deal with it. You might be able to deal with it today, but you don’t know what tomorrow holds. That’s the scary thing about it. That’s the decision you don’t want to make.

“I love the game of football, and I feel like I can deal with the headaches or just being nauseous. Just being a little dizzy, I can deal with it, but you just never know what it’s going to bring later.”

Gay was particularly frightened when he heard about former teammate Junior Seau, Continue reading

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The NFL Bounty-gate

Why is it that every happenstance of trouble gets tagged with ‘gate’?  I digress…  You may have noted that The Concussion Blog has been rather quiet on the issues surrounding the New Orleans Saints – namely Greg Williams – and their “pay-for-injuring” program.  There are some reasons for this: full information, previous experiences, not totally concussion related, etc.  However after hearing the talking heads around the country delve into the matter more after the explosive audio released (NSFW) yesterday, by Sean Pamphilon, I feel it is time to comment.

Perhaps this problem does not register very high on my meter because I have played sports, or that I have been in football meeting and locker rooms, or that I know and talk with several current and former NFL players.  Regardless this ‘gate’ was neither Continue reading