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NFL’s Newest Legal Woes Need Not Dim Light On Its Former Disabled

By Diane M. Grassi

It has now been well documented throughout both the sports world and the business world, that the National Football League (NFL) has enjoyed unprecedented growth in revenue as a professional sports league, and most notably in the past decade.

And as the NFL approaches a $10 billion annual take, its largely billionaire team owners have grown quite accustomed to such returns becoming routine and continuing infinitum.

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Concussions in the NFL and NHL

As defined by the Centers for Disease Control, a concussion is a clinical syndrome characterized by immediate and transient alteration in brain function, including alteration of mental status and level of consciousness, resulting from mechanical force or trauma. Translated, a concussion is a blow to the head that causes a change in brain function.

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman is probably one of the most recognizable names on the planet. He was a six time Pro Bowler, three time All-Pro selection, and a former Super Bowl MVP. Aikman was one of the cogs of the Dallas Cowboys’ dynasty in the 1990’s. Yet, when he retired, just a shell of who he was, in 2001, Aikman was reported to have suffered at least ten concussions in his career.