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Kevin Turner Is in ‘Dire’ Situation

Kevin Turner, who has been a catalyst for change in how the public views the consequences of concussions on the football field, is near the end of his battle with the incurable disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. A Washington Post story this week described Turner’s predicament as follows: “Turner’s mind is sound — his…
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The Danger of Headers Returns to the Headlines

Influential journalist Stefan Fatsis has restarted the debate oh whether headers in soccer should be outlawed, at least at the youth levels. The impetus for his column, which appeared in slate.com, were revelations a few days earlier that former MSL soccer player Patrick Grange was suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy when he died in 2012…
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Kevin Turner’s Story Airing on ESPN Tonight

The powerful story of Kevin Turner, the former college and professional football who suffered multiple concussions and has been diagnosed with ALS, is airing tonight on ESPN Classic. Filmed just a year ago, American Man stands in stark contrast to a recent television report that documents Turner’s bravery and willingness to share how fast the…
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