FOOTBALL AND FOSSIL FUELS: Vested interests in action

Posted in News Last updated on: Monday, 06 February 2017

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Football and fossil fuels might not be connected but they've followed similar arcs. Both give us a classic look at vested interests and the binds that big money creates.


The NFL admits there's a link between hits and CTE.

Ken Stabler and Tyler Sash are the latest deceased NFL players whose brains showed CTE.  Two promising players in their early twenties retire out of concussion concerns. Pop Warner youth football is sued by the family of a player who later committed suicide.

The NFL isn't the only organization worried about concussions: U.S. Soccer has outlawed heading the ball for youth soccer players 10 and under; see story here.  Women's soccer star Brandi Chastain has announced she'll donate her brain for concussion research.