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Warren Sapp Pledges Brain to Concussion Legacy Foundation

In a video released this morning by The Players’ Tribune, Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp pledged to donate his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation:

“I’ve also started to feel the effects of the hits that I took in my career. My memory ain’t what it used to be… So when it comes to concussions, CTE and how we can make our game safer for future generations, I wanted to put my two cents in – to help leave the game better off than it was when I started playing.”

In the video, Sapp discussed his hope for the future of football, his anger at hearing NFL owners deny the CTE crisis, the memory problems he is experiencing in retirement, and his belief that children should not play tackle football until high school.

Sapp is a 7-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle and Super Bowl Champion. He played 13 years for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Oakland Raiders.

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June 2017 issue of Concussion Litigation Reporter Is Out, See the Table of Contents

Hackney Publications has announced that the latest Concussion Litigation Reporter has hit the streets, completing its first five years in this very important space

The following articles appear in the latest issue:

  • Appeals Court Frees School District of Hospital Company’s Indemnity Claim in Concussion Case
  • Judge Grants Summary Judgment to Arena Football One
  • WIAA to Provide Concussion Insurance for Member School Student-Athletes
  • North Carolina Return to Play Lawsuit Puts Spotlight on Such Protocols
  • Discovery and Spoliation on Center Court in Concussion Case: Bouchard vs USTA
  • Concussion Defense Lawyer David White Sounds Off on the Rising Tide of Concussions and Mounting Litigation
  • Harvard Report Compares NFL’s Health Policies and Practices to Those of Other Professional Sports Leagues
  • Equation Makes It harder to ‘Outsmart’ Concussion Tests, like ImPACT
  • NCAA Moves to Eliminate Two-a-Day Football Practices
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Nationally Recognized Concussion Expert Headlines June 9 Event

The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine will host concussion expert Julian E. Bailes, M.D., for a community event at 7 p.m. Friday, June 9, in the Don Morris Room in the Memorial Student Center on Marshall’s Huntington campus.

“An Evening with Dr. Julian Bailes,” presented by the Marshall Sports Medicine Institute, will feature a presentation on understanding and preventing brain injury in sports by Bailes, a nationally recognized neurosurgeon who was portrayed by actor Alec Baldwin in the 2015 movie “Concussion.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 1.6 to 3.8 million sports and recreation-related concussions occur in the United States each year. Concussions occur more often in organized high school sports than in competitive sports, with football accounting for more than 60% of concussions.

Bailes is an expert in neurovascular disease and a recognized leader in the field of neurosurgery and the impact of brain injury on brain function. He is a founding member of the Brain Injury Research Institute (BIRI), which focuses on the study of traumatic brain injuries and their prevention. A former chairman of the department of neurosurgery at the West Virginia University School of Medicine, he is currently co-director and chairman of the department of neurosurgery at NorthShore Neurological Institute in Chicago.

Attendees will also hear from local physician Andy Gilliland, M.D., an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, on how programs throughout the Tri-State region are implementing cultural changes to better prevent, identify and treat concussions. Gilliland practices primary care sports medicine at King’s Daughters Medical Center and the Marshall Sports Medicine Institute.

Tickets are $50 per person or $400 for a reserved table of eight. Sponsorships are available. All proceeds go to support research scholarships for students at the School of Medicine. To make a reservation, contact Tami Fletcher by phone at 304-691-1701 or by e-mail at fletcher@marshall.edu.

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