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NFL to ask its players to donate brains for study
Breitbart (AP) ^ | December 20, 2009 | Howard Fendrich

Posted on 12/20/2009 10:23:48 AM PST by Cheap_Hessian

The NFL is partnering with Boston University brain researchers who have been critical of the league's stance on concussions, The Associated Press learned Sunday.

The league now plans to encourage current and former NFL players to agree to donate their brains to the Boston University Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, which has said it found links between repeated head trauma and brain damage in boxers, football players and, most recently, a former NHL player.

"It's huge that the NFL actively gets behind this research," said Robert Cantu, a doctor who is a co-director of the BU center and has spoken negatively about the league in the past. "It forwards the research. It allows players to realize the NFL is concerned about the possibility that they could have this problem, and that the NFL is doing everything it can to find out about the risks and the preventive strategies that can be implemented."

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Science; Sports
KEYWORDS: athletes; brain; nfl

1 posted on 12/20/2009 10:23:48 AM PST by Cheap_Hessian
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Whoo boy - talk about a target rich environment!


2 posted on 12/20/2009 10:24:31 AM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: Cheap_Hessian

LOL! That headline has to win an award for being one of the funniest I’ve ever seen! :-)


3 posted on 12/20/2009 10:24:34 AM PST by pillut48 ("Stand now. Stand together. Stand for what is right."-Gov.Sarah Palin, "Going Rogue")
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To: Cheap_Hessian

The DNC has been asking it’s supporters to do the exact same thing, for decades.


4 posted on 12/20/2009 10:25:36 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Terry Bradshaw is leading by example.

(j/k, I think he’s hilarious)


5 posted on 12/20/2009 10:26:49 AM PST by GnuHere
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To: Cheap_Hessian

In related news, the United Way has begin a campaign to get the homeless as contributors.


6 posted on 12/20/2009 10:30:18 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

(snicker)


7 posted on 12/20/2009 10:32:35 AM PST by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Hey, how come all these tiny jars say “Abby Normal?”


8 posted on 12/20/2009 10:36:54 AM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Is there a deadline for donations?


9 posted on 12/20/2009 10:39:52 AM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

10 posted on 12/20/2009 10:41:20 AM PST by Seven plus One
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To: Cheap_Hessian
The word 'genius' isn't applicable in football. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.
  --Joe Theisman
11 posted on 12/20/2009 10:42:49 AM PST by umbagi (Who is Jim Thompson?)
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To: Pining_4_TX

Ping!


12 posted on 12/20/2009 10:42:54 AM PST by Cheap_Hessian (I am the Grim FReeper.)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Criminology research.


13 posted on 12/20/2009 10:52:13 AM PST by dragnet2
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To: MarineBrat

BU to ask its researchers to donate brains for study


14 posted on 12/20/2009 11:05:42 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT ("pray without ceasing" - Paul of Tarsus)
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To: Cheap_Hessian
NFL to ask its players to donate brains for study

Now or later?

15 posted on 12/20/2009 11:13:46 AM PST by decimon
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Now we know why the NFL didn’t want Rush Limbaugh to be associated with them...
...it was all in the name of science...
...they didn’t want to blow the curve!


16 posted on 12/20/2009 11:19:03 AM PST by Yossarian
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Isn’t this like one of those blood-turnip thingies???


17 posted on 12/20/2009 11:22:22 AM PST by djf (Invest now! Buy paper! Earn interest! That's more paper!! (A little soy sauce and you CAN eat it!)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

18 posted on 12/20/2009 11:24:30 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Cheap_Hessian

before or after they sign those big $ contracts?


19 posted on 12/20/2009 11:25:18 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

They’re not gonna study ‘em, they’re gonna EAT ‘em. They’re ZOMBIES!

“Braaaaiiiiiins!”


20 posted on 12/20/2009 11:25:24 AM PST by Theresawithanh (Impeach Obama)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Slightly used.


21 posted on 12/20/2009 11:26:20 AM PST by GeronL
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Who’s donating the microscope?


22 posted on 12/20/2009 11:34:57 AM PST by Fast Moving Angel (GOP: Stop listening, start doing -- we need new leaders!)
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To: campaignPete R-CT
BU to ask its researchers to donate brains for study

BU Medical School is an outstanding institution.It is,in fact,one this country's elite schools in spite of the fact that they don't get as much press as Harvard and others.Repeated head injuries...even relatively mild ones...have been shown to be cumulative in nature.Kinda like exposure to radiation.

I'd wager that if Cassius Clay's brain (I refuse to call that filthy punk coward "mohammed ali") was subjected to skilled analysis by skilled physicians you'd see a pile of goo come out of his cranium...thanks to all the blows to the head he's suffered.

23 posted on 12/20/2009 1:50:35 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: dfwgator

Are you telling me I put an abnormal brain into a seven and a half foot long,54 inch wide...

GORILLA?!?!


24 posted on 12/20/2009 1:59:29 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: decimon
Now or later?

Doesn't matter. It's not as if they're actually using them now.
25 posted on 12/20/2009 3:41:31 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Tiger isn't out of the woods yet--not by a long shot.)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Perhaps they are looking for a breaktrough to find the perfect vacuum.


26 posted on 12/20/2009 3:43:16 PM PST by Moltke (DOPE will get you 4 to 8 in the Big House - HOPE will get you 4 to 8 in the White House.)
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To: Cheap_Hessian

Since most of them voted for Obama...yeah they should....HOPE YOU LIKE YOUR CHANGE NFL THUGS. He is coming for your money. Lets see....35 to 40% tax rate....5.4% surcharge for “Health Reform”...cant buy as many hos and bitches any more. WORD!!!!!!!!!!!!


27 posted on 12/21/2009 5:23:36 AM PST by GUNGAGALUNGA (Democratus Suckus Teatus is the Latin root for Democrat and it means to tax)
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To: Cheap_Hessian; Perdogg

too... many... jokes...


28 posted on 12/21/2009 8:25:33 PM PST by SunkenCiv (My Sunday Feeling is that Nothing is easy. Goes for the rest of the week too.)
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