NFL Agrees to End Race-Based Brain Testing in $1B Settlement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL agreed to end race-based adjustments in dementia testing that critics said made it difficult for Black retirees to qualify for awards in the $1 billion settlement of concussion claims, according to a proposed deal filed Wednesday in federal court.

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NFL Great Favre Fears ‘Thousands’ of Concussions

Los Angeles (AFP) – Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre said Thursday he may have suffered “thousands” of concussions as he revealed his struggle with possible long-term effects of his 20-year NFL career.

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Gisele Bundchen: Tom Brady Had a Concussion Last Year

BOSTON (AP) — Tom Brady played through a concussion last year on his way to a fifth Super Bowl title, according to his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen. The injury, which was not reported by the team, left her worried about how long he should continue to play football.

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New York Post: The NFL Could ‘Fall Like Gladiators of Ancient Rome’

Mary Pilon of the New York Post went biblical, or at least ancient Roman, in prophesizing how she believes the demise of the NFL might come about. Pilon likened NFL players to “gladiators,” warning that the health concerns associated with football, such as concussions, might eventually cost the NFL their privileged place as the sport of choice for most Americans.

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Trump: NFL’s Rules Are Soft

During Wednesday’s rally in Lakeland, FL, Republican presidential nominee called the NFL soft because of its concussion protocol. “That woman was out cold and now she’s coming back,” Trump said after a woman at the rally returned after fainting earlier. “See?