WWE to be honored by Sports Legacy Institute for work on concussions

Chris Nowinski, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

In 2007, WWE disputed Sports Legacy Institute findings that a degenerative brain condition caused by repeated blows to the head may have contributed to former champ Chris Benoit killing his wife and son before taking his own life…

Expert quote:

“I started working with WWE back in 2001. Back then, you know, concussions weren’t discussed much among the wrestlers. I didn’t understand how dangerous they were. No one across my athletic career had really taught me the right things. So I lied about my concussions. WWE, like everybody else, was following the guidelines that said it was OK to have people go back if the symptoms went away.”

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