Category: Chris Nowinski
Associated Press (AP) | Alecko Eskandrian starred at the University of Virginia before playing for five teams during seven seasons in Major League Soccer. The All-Star forward had five documented concussions during his MLS career, leading to his retirement in 2010. Read more.
Associated Press (AP) | English soccer star Jimmy Fryatt was known for his ability to head the ball, and the proof of his prowess may be in the damage it did to his brain. Still physically fit in his late 70s, Fryatt played tennis but couldn’t keep score or remember which side of the net […]
The Washington Post | About a year ago, a bunch of old college roommates met up at a tavern in rural Nebraska. Most of them had played football at Harvard in the late 1990s. Now they were in their mid-40s, their broad shoulders rounded, their hairlines giving way to the beach erosion of time. Read […]
A proposed bill on Beacon Hill would ban youth tackle football for children in grades seven and under, with a fine for schools or leagues found in violation. Proponents of the “NO HITS” (No Organized Head Impacts to Schoolchildren) Act say it’s an important step in preventing brain disease among young people, with research out of Boston University adding to the collection of studies on the long-term harms that repeated hits to the head can have.