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Vontaze Burfict: Season-Long NFL Suspension

Vontaze Burfict: Season-Long NFL Suspension

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On Monday, the NFL announced that Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict has been suspended without pay for the remainder of the season due to “unnecessary roughness.” This is the longest discipline for an on-field exploit in NFL history, as it includes all postseason games as well. This suspension came directly after the Raiders versus Colts…Read the article
Traumatic Brain Injuries – Football Season

Traumatic Brain Injuries – Football Season

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Traumatic brain injury can include a range of injuries to the head and brain including the most common type of injury- a concussion. Brain injuries can come from any number of causes such as falls, impacts, blunt trauma to the head, or a violent attack. Unfortunately, almost all causes for a concussion of other TBI…Read the article
Pirates Catcher Gives Up Position; Cites Concussion Risk

Pirates Catcher Gives Up Position; Cites Concussion Risk

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After suffering his sixth career concussion, Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli said he wants to move to first base, the outfield, or another less-dangerous position. “I can’t live like this,” he said. The 33-year-old MLB veteran has played 663 games behind the plate, posting a .358 on-base percentage during those contests. But Cervelli is currently…Read the article