Sports Lawyers Association Conference to Touch on Concussions

The Sports Lawyers Association’s 39th Annual Conference will be held May 16-18 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Not surprisingly, concussions and the legal impact of head trauma on professional athletes will be among the topics.

Speaking on the May 16 panel are Dr. Kevin Crutchfield and Tim English.

Dr. Crutchfield is one of the country’s foremost experts on concussions and how they affect the brain. He is the director of the Comprehensive Sports Concussion Program for LifeBridge Health in Baltimore, Md., where he provides care to athletes suffering from concussions. Dr. Crutchfield also serves as an independent neurologist for the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens, MLB’s Baltimore Orioles and MSL’s D.C. United.

English is the senior staff counsel for the NFL Players Association. For the past 27 years, he has been responsible for handling NLRB matters and other labor law issues for the NFLPA including filing and litigating player grievances involving contract, injury and disciplinary disputes.  English has also been a long-time member of the NFLPA’s health and safety committee.

Moderating the panel will be Richard Berthelsen, former general counsel for the NFLPA..

To learn more about the conference and how to register, visit

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