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Football helmet manufacturer sued by parents of brain-injured teen

The parents of a former high school football player have sued helmet manufacturer Ridell Inc., saying the shock-absorbing padding in the front of the helmet weakened with body heat and caused their son permanent disabilities. Ridell responded by saying that its helmet met all standards for testing at room temperature, though the standards may be inadequate, and that Scott Eveland …

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NCCA urged to warn college football players of long-term brain injury risk

For five of the past six seasons, attendance at NCAA football games has broken records. Nearly 49.7 million attended college football games last year, according to the NCAA, which doesn’t include the 127 million who watched TV games. What the audience and, most importantly, the players themselves aren’t aware of is the potentially devastating long-term damage collegiate football athletes face …

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