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  • Concussion crisis "an institutional obfuscation," with current evidence that "far exceeds that of SARS and Tainted Blood epidemics"

    Andrew Bucholtz at 55 Yard Line1 day ago

    Arland Bruce's ongoing concussion lawsuit alleging negligence by the CFL's teams and other prominent individuals, including outgoing CFL commissioner Mark Cohon and Dr. Charles Tator, has led to some interesting developments. The league and Tator each filed motions to dismiss Bruce's lawsuit in September, and the process is continuing to play out in court. That's far from removed the focus on concussions in  football and how they should be handled, though. In fact, some prominent outside Canadian doctors and professors have weighed in with strong words, with Dr. Paul Echlin of the Burlington Sport Concussion Library (recently profiled in The New York Times ) telling Terry Ott in a piece posted at  The Concussion Blog  that long-term effects from concussionshave more evidence for them than notable past epidemics:

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  • Three Stars: Dexter McCoil, Jon Cornish and Kendial Lawrence lead the way in Week Seventeen

    55 Yard Line5 days ago

    Welcome to the latest edition of our Three Stars series, this time looking at Week Seventeen's top showings, which have a substantial Alberta flavour.

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