A Dying Tradition: Concussions And The NFL

Last winter’s “Concussion” film brought attention to the issue of concussions and the deadly brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). In a multi-part series, The Zone’s own Eric Rogers talked with leading doctors and former Wisconsin football players, who continue to battle over who’s telling the truth about CTE.

Follow along on-air April 25, 26, and 27 at 5:06 p.m. during The Sports Section and online at MadCitySportsZone.com

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Cashing in on College Athletics

MADISON, Wis — In March of 2014, sports attorney Jeffrey Kessler filed an antitrust claim against the NCAA arguing that their current model of limiting compensation for student athletes at the cost of a scholarship is against the law. The point of this lawsuit is not to provide an alternative for the NCAA or to receive damages, […]

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CTE Reaching More Than Just Football

By Eric Rogers Apr. 28, 2016 MADISON, Wis. — During the airing of The Zone’s exclusive series “A Dying Tradition: Concussions and the NFL,” more has come to light regarding head injuries and the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Over the last few weeks, former University of Wisconsin and San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland […]

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Part 3 | Hope For The Future Of Football

By Eric Rogers Apr. 27, 2016 “I believe Mr. Miller, in his formal representation of the NFL, has stated publicly and before congress that there is a relationship [between football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy]. Furthermore, this CTE issue is not going away. A benefit to this debate, is that safety in sports has correctly become […]

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Part 2 | Why Are Players Leaving The Game Of Football?

By Eric Rogers Apr. 26, 2016 “Would I have still decided to play football at the collegiate level knowing what I know now about head injuries and knowing that I’ll get this amount of head injuries? No, I wouldn’t.” Advertisement Walker Williams, former University of Wisconsin offensive lineman, 2012-2014   The University of Wisconsin has […]

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Part 1 | A Dying Tradition: Concussions And The NFL

By Eric Rogers Apr 25, 2016 “We didn’t think that this could happen. We knew it could happen in boxers. We, I guess, assumed the helmet would be protective, but it isn’t.” Advertisement Julian Bailes, MD, Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery and Co-Director of the NorthShore Neurological Institute based in Evanston, Ill. In many […]

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Series Preview | A Dying Tradition: Concussions And The NFL

By Eric Rogers Apr. 24 1:46 p.m. CT MADISON, Wis. — Beginning on Monday, The Zone goes in-depth with former NFL doctors and players to uncover the truth behind concussions and what the league may have been hiding.Who: Dr. Julian Bailes, M.D., Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery, Co-Director of the NorthShore Neurological Institute Dr. […]

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A Dying Tradition: Concussions And The NFL

Last winter’s “Concussion” film brought attention to the issue of concussions and the deadly brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). In a multi-part series, The Zone’s own Eric Rogers talked with leading doctors and former Wisconsin football players, who continue to battle over who’s telling the truth about CTE. Follow along on-air April […]

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A Dying Tradition: Concussions In The NFL

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