While there hundreds of media stories in 2017 about Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy(CTE), these ten stories were the most important stories of the year.
Pro athletes make up most of the headlines over the last decade, but this year begins the long over due shift from professionals, to the real story of the millions of children who have played only for fun.
The brain damage exposure to children over the last 4 decades covered by the football industry including helmet manufacturers, regulators and governing bodies had left young men as young as 18, dead with CTE.
10.Reporter’s Notebook: Behind the Scenes Before Super Bowl
9. Concussions, CTE & Acts of Violence
8. Expert: Football Helmets May Be a Safety Risk for Young Players
7. Not Just an NFL Problem: Brain Damage & High School Football
6. Football and CTE: The dilemma for parents
5. Football’s Concussion Crisis Is Killing Former High School Players, Too
Pictured: Dr. Michael King
4. Youth Football Decline
3. Concussion Doctor Says Youth Football is Child Abuse
Pictured: Dr. Bennet Omalu, Cindy Feasel (Author, After the Cheering Stops)
2. Grief Overshadows the Super Bowl
Pictured: Leah Goodwin former Dallas Cowboy cheerleader, Debbie Pyka CTE Mom, Nicki Langston CTE Mom, Tiffani Bright, Kimberly Archie CTE Mom, Mary Seau, Jo Cornell CTE Mom, Ben Langston
1. California Class Action Lawsuit Against Pop Warner
Pictured: Tiffani Bright(sister), Paul Bright Jr., and Kimberly Archie(mother)
Pictured: Tyler Cornell, Jo Cornell
American capitalism is controlled by litigation and insurance. Sports are no exception, with that in mind, it’s crystal clear that litigation is the vehicle of change to protect child athletes.
There is no greater force than a mother protecting her children. The NFL, a true Goliath of capitalism has met their match with the ultimate David, moms on a mission.
Written by Kimberly Archie
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