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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Articles tagged: NFL head shots

Isaac Redman admits he went back into game against Bengals with concussion

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman shared some information with reporters on Wednesday that is likely to make Roger Goodell cringe and could result in his team being fined. During Pittsburgh’s Week 2 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, Redman left the game and the team announced he was being evaluated for a concussion. Apparently he…Read More

NFL settles concussion lawsuit with former players for $765 million

Like any multi-billion dollar business would have done, the NFL took a step toward making a major problem go away on Thursday when it announced a settlement in the concussion lawsuit filed against the league by roughly 4,500 former players. The price tag? $765 million. According to the NFL’s official settlement release, $675 million will…Read More

Tony Gonzalez would rather be hit in the head than the knee

The NFL has done a fairly effective job of cutting back on head shots and helmet-to-helmet contact over the past several seasons, but at what price? With decreased risk of concussions comes increased risk of knee injuries, and Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez is not happy about that. Last week, Miami Dolphins tight end…Read More

Ike Taylor wonders if knee injuries will increase as head injuries decrease

The more fines and suspensions Roger Goodell hands out over head shots, the clearer his message becomes. Players may not like it, but helmet-to-helmet hits are no longer tolerated in the NFL. Neither is launching yourself at an opponent, leading with the crown of your helmet, hitting a defenseless receiver, or touching a quarterback’s head….Read More

League Will Not Allow Ochocinco to Reimburse Mason Foster if Fined for Hit

Roger Goodell is not the biggest Chad Ochocinco fan.  Anyone who watches football knows that and understands why.  Ochocinco constantly undermines the commish by accepting fines for quirky antics and end zone dances and continuing to do his thing anyway.  While most of his actions likely anger the competition, Ochocinco is trying a new approach…Read More

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