Concussion

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater lies on the field after being hit during an NFL game earlier this season. Bridgewater would later be diagnosed with a concussion. (Ann Heisenfelt/2015 AP)

Concussions: What we choose to ignore

Concussions are in vogue. Everyone, it seems, is paying attention to concussions…

 

Former NFL football player Bill Romanowski sits at Nutrition53.com, of which he is president and CEO, in Lafayette.  Romanowski recently weighed in on the concussion issue hurting the NFL's image. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2009 AP)

Former Raiders, 49ers LB: Most NFL players likely have CTE

Bill Romanowski sustained 20 documented concussions, and certainly more he doesn't know…

 

Oakland Raiders coach John Madden walks quarterback Ken Stabler off the field after Stabler was injured on a fourth quarter sack by Don Latimer of the Denver Broncos on Dec. 4, 1978. Extent of his injuries was not known but he was replaced in the lineup by David Humm. Broncos won 21-6. (JP/1978 AP)

Brain disease: The NFL’s big lie

Do they not realize that their brains are rotting and their bodies…

 

From left, director/writer Peter Landesman, Dr. Bennet Omalu and Will Smith at the Columbia Pictures screening of "Concussion" at Regency Village Theater on Nov. 23. (Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Sony Pictures/AP)

Can Will Smith save NFL from itself?

NEW YORK — While the new Will Smith film “Concussion” may lead…

From left, director/writer Peter Landesman, Dr. Bennet Omalu and Will Smith at the Columbia Pictures screening of "Concussion" at Regency Village Theater on Nov. 23. (Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Sony Pictures/AP)
From left, Director/Writer Peter Landesman, Dr. Bennet Omalu and Will Smith at the Columbia Pictures Special screening of “Concussion” at Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles on Nov. 23. (Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Sony Pictures/AP)

Can Will Smith save NFL from itself?

NEW YORK — While the new Will Smith film “Concussion” may lead…

From left, Director/Writer Peter Landesman, Dr. Bennet Omalu and Will Smith at the Columbia Pictures Special screening of “Concussion” at Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles on Nov. 23. (Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Sony Pictures/AP)
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, left, and Cincinnati Reds great Pete Rose are just two examples of the widespread hypocrisy that pervades professional sports in America.

Beckham, Rose and shameful hypocrisy

They dress in the finest business suits, communicate with polished elocution and…

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, left, and Cincinnati Reds great Pete Rose are just two examples of the widespread hypocrisy that pervades professional sports in America.
This image released by Sony Pictures shows the poster art for the film, "Concussion," to be released in U.S. theaters on Christmas Day. (Sony Pictures via AP)

Sony, back in the crosshairs, defends ‘Concussion’

NEW YORK — Nearly a year after the devastating hacking attack that…

This image released by Sony Pictures shows the poster art for the film, "Concussion," to be released in U.S. theaters on Christmas Day. (Sony Pictures via AP)
Tony Avelar/AP File Photon this photo taken May 27

Warriors guard Klay Thompson diagnosed with concussion

OAKLAND — Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson has been diagnosed with…

Tony Avelar/AP File Photon this photo taken May 27