Decided March 20, 2000 FACTS: Sherwin and Jane Seamons’ son, Brian Seamons, played football for Sky View High School in Utah. On October 11, 1993 while he was on the team, some of his teammates reportedly assaulted him in the locker room. Brian told his family about the incident and they decided to notify the police, the principal, Myron Benson, and the team coach, Doug Snow. Coach Snow asked Brian if he would be willing to meet with the team’s four captains, two of which were involved in the assault.
Every person in the world loves football! Football has the highest rates of catastrophic head injuries (16).The long term health effects of high impact sport injures can be super dangerous. “Medical researchers at Boston University recently confirmed that 88 of 92 former NFL players donated their brains for research…”(15). “... NFL players who donate their brains for research suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy( C.T.E.), a brain disease induced by repetitive head trauma and linked to depression,aggression,impulse-control problems,memory loss, and dementia”(15).
Concussions in Sports In sports, concussions occur frequently across all age groups. From little leagues to high school sports to the professional leagues, concussions pose a high risk of long term Traumatic brain injuries. Because of the high rate of concussions in sports more attention should be paid to protocols and treatment to prevent traumatic brain injuries. High school athletes that partake in a sport that requires intense physical activity are the most vulnerable to concussion and need more time to recover. According to the Head Case “High school football accounts for 47 percent of all reported sports concussions, with 33 percent of concussions occurring during practice.”
On Any Given Sunday injuries happen just as they do in any other sport that either has unintentional or intent contact. The NFL concussion issue has been a lingering topic of conversation since the late 80’s early 90’s when retired players began making complaints on their mental state and issues with life after the Game. The most popular case was the body found of Mike Webster, a 17 year pro for the Pittsburg Steelers. Football is a sport of toughness and durability with only a few regulations and rules that have been and will continue to be enhanced as the league progresses. The NFL is the only and biggest brand of football besides college where the professional athletes get confiscated for performance.
Many people question why concussions happen so often within the NFL? After all, these players know how to tackle properly and have they best equipment however the size of these men along with the violent nature of the game is what causes these concussions. Concussions happen at around 140 per season with several players receiving multiple concussions within the same year (Halchin). Team doctors have been extremely cautious in letting these athletes return to the filed of play after being diagnosed with a concussion. Halchin believed that the NFL does a wonderful job in protecting it’s players and said that until hitting is eliminated from the game completely, concussions will be a reoccurring injury and a risk that players have to deal with
It’s rare to see the NFL under fire, but when it come to concussions, that’s a different story. The NFL claims progress is being made. On the first day of the start of the NFL season, linebacker Stewart Bradley of the Philadelphia Eagles tackled a player head first; his legs began to buckle and he collapsed. Minutes later, he was subbed back into the game. The NFL calls that progress?
Later, as Dr. Bennet Omalu was trying to bring light to the issues in the NFL following him giving an autopsy to former Pittsburgh Steeler Mike Webster, who had died homeless and penniless due to dementia caused by repeated hits to the head, the NFL claimed that Dr. Omalu’s investigation were fraudulent and demanded that he retract his findings, a request usually reserved for claims believed criminal (Ezell). The ignorance of the NFL was strong then, but as light was brought to the issue it was
Concussions On September 24, 2002 is when Bennet Omalu was getting ready to start an autopsy on the famous football player Mike Webster. Mike had died from blows to the head on the football field. But the Steelers claimed it was a heart attack. The blows to his head affected him most after he retired.
Concussions are a big fear in any sport from ice hockey to cheerleading. That is why sports players should get a regular check-up for concussions. One of the main problems are that deaths are occurring from unaware parents or trainers. A young man that played in maryland died at the prime of his life because of head trauma. The investigation states that the man had a four hour practice that included multiple helmet to helmet collisions.
Background Information Pre-NFL Career “Tim Tebow left the University of Florida as one of the most decorated college football players ever with two national titles and a Heisman Trophy” (Filice). Winning the Heisman Trophy, Tim Tebow had the potential to fulfill a great quarterback position in the NFL and to carry his team to championships. Intro to the NFL
Staying off the playing fields could be based on recovery rates as well. Athletes often suffer the syndromes of dizziness, headaches and nausea after suffering head injuries. Referring back to article 3, head injuries might make someone 's ability to stay focus unstable. The symptoms of a concussion kicks in quickly, that 's why players should often get checked out right away. Once you have received one it becomes easier to receive another
Justin lovchuk 4th hour October,16, 2014 Fans Of The Game I was over at my friend Devin’s house as we were happily and competitively playing flag football in his basement as I was about to get the first down we hear a voice say “Justin your mom’s here it’s time to go.” We were saddened that the fun had to end. But I still sluggishly walked to the car.