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NFL’s Concussion Culture: Unringing the Bell

By Hugh Shannon On March - 23 - 2010
The NFL has a committee.  The NCAA has conducted studies.  The State of Washington passed a law. Concussions are the hot topic in football outside of the NFL draft. While there has been a lot of medical evidence gathered, studies are admittedly still far from complete.  Post-concussive tests, baseline tests and post-career tests are all being conducted.  It is only a matter of time before the medical sciences map out the physical damage done by concussions—both immediate and long-term effects. Who will study the psychological effects? And not the psychology of the brain and the impact of a concussion, but the psychology of the locker room and the machismo that accompanies it. It ...

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