Tag Archives: National Football League controversies

30Oct/17

Most of NFL’s Houston Texans kneel during anthem to protest owner Bob McNair

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 29, 2017) (NBC) – Most of the National Football League’s Houston Texans team knelt in protest as the national anthem was played for Sunday’s game in Seattle, an apparent rebuke of team owner Bob McNair for his remark about “inmates running the prison.” Continue reading

26Jul/17

99% of NFL players in brain study suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy

A recent study finds that 99% of professional NFL football players have a brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Continue reading

15Apr/17

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez found not guilty

Former New England Patriots football star Aaron Hernandez was found not guilty of murdering two men outside a Boston nightclub in 2012. Continue reading

22Mar/16
Bennet Omalu, M.D., and actor Will Smith attend a special screening of "Concussion"

NFL acknowledges link between football and brain disease

The NFL’s health and safety officer acknowledged on March 14 that there is a link between football and the devastating brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, also known as CTE.
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05Mar/16
U.S. women's soccer star Brandi Chastain

Soccer star Chastain pledges to donate her brain to researchers for study of concussions

Retired U.S. women’s soccer star Brandi Chastain pledges to donate her brain posthumously to researchers for the study of concussions.

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05Feb/16

At $4.8 million per 30 seconds, advertisers go all in for the Super Bowl

Celebrity, comedy, cars and cute animals continue to dominate Super Bowl advertising.

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19Sep/15

Study finds 96 percent of former NFL players had brain disease

USA (Next Media) – A study by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Boston University found that 87 out of 91 former NFL players tested suffered from a brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
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15Apr/15

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez found guilty of 2013 murder

A jury finds former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez guilty of first-degree murder in the June 2013 slaying of Odin Lloyd in an industrial park near his Massachusetts home.
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