Preventing Concussions in Professional Football
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 536 , Segment 4
Episode: Trump and the Press, Genesis, Mayan Apocalypse, News Satire
- Apr 20, 2017 11:00 pm
- 18:27 mins
Guest: Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2011 MacArthur Fellow After years of research into a devastating brain disease called CTE “chronic traumatic encephalopathy,” the NFL last year acknowledged its connection with concussions and settled a class-action lawsuit brought by retired players who accuse the league of not warning players and hiding the damages of brain injury. This new awareness has led the NFL to change some of its rules and it’s also given rise to calls for tackle football to be prohibited in kids and teenagers.