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NFL Executive Says Kickoff Rule Reduced Concussions

Atlanta Falcons President Rich McKay, the chairman of the NFL Competition Committee, told the media in Palm Beach today that moving the kickoff line up last year had a positive effect on the game, possibly reducing the number of concussions.  Specifically, McKay said that conncussions on kickoffs declined 40 percent. The NCAA is contemplating a similar rule…
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Three Former Philadelphia Eagles Team Up with Philadelphia Law Firm in Concussion Suit

Attorneys for Locks Law Firm filed their ninth lawsuit against the NFL yesterday, and the firm’s first in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, a class action on behalf of all former NFL players who reside in Pennsylvania. The class representatives are: Reggie Wilkes, a former linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons; Frank…
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Attorney Seeks Exit from Case that Involved Alleged Mistreatment of Player with a Concussion

Attorney Paul Dobrowski, who is representing former Texas Tech University football coach Mike Leach in his lawsuit against the university, has petitioned the Texas Supreme Court for permission to withdraw from the case.  Leach, who was fired a little over two years ago over his alleged mistreatment of a player with a concussion and apparent…
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