no, YOU'RE off topic
There is an association between participation in tackle football prior to age 12 and greater later-life cognitive impairment measured using objective neuropsychological tests. These findings suggest that incurring repeated head impacts during a critical neurodevelopmental period may increase the risk of later-life cognitive impairment.
NYT write ups...
The hits keep coming. Having played pop warner ball I have to wonder about my own precocious senior moments. This goes beyond NFL players.
The CTE story is the stake in the heart of the game that is slowly being twisted deeper with every study despite NFL huddling with mothers and settlements with players.
Do players sign releases in college? It's getting to that point. Michigan's exposure is already played out in past stories with first hand accounts from Michigan players. In my heart I think it is time to find another past time. Baseball anyone?
WVU QB Clint Trickett has announced that he will be retiring from football due to five concussions suffered in the last 14 months. Trickett stated that he concealed two of these concussions from West Virginia's training staff, due to a desire to remain on the field. He will now pursue a career in coaching.
Big Ten announces it's taking over concussion protocol. Won't leave it to schools. Neutral athletic trainer will be at each event.— Brian Hamilton (@BrianHamiltonSI) December 8, 2014
I think that this is a good move for player safety, as long as it is properly implemented. Of course each school will have its own medical staff present.
Cliff's Notes: Basically, see the statement Brandon put out the other night. Timetable of further discussion is "in the weeks and months ahead." Sounded like some audible laughter in the mix at the end.
Confidence in our administration: Waning
Texas Coach Charlie Strong today announced that starting QB David Ash will retire from football due to repeated concussions. This makes So. Tyrone Swoopes the starter. Due to reduced depth, Strong has added intramural star QB Jimmy Greenwood to the roster.