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FEATURE STORY: InfraScanner – Concussion Awareness and Advocacy Tool

By Janine McGowan, Contributing Writer New York, NY (NYSportscene.com) – Last season, a 16-year-old New York prep football player died following a helmet-to-helmet collision. Damon Janes walked to the sidelines, collapsed and was taken to a local hospital. After 3 hours, a CT scan showed bleeding in his brain and he was then transported to a trauma hospital which was 2 ... Read More »

NFL sets new domestic violence policy

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Saying he got the Ray Rice suspension wrong, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has instituted harsher penalties for players and league personnel over domestic violence offenses. The revamped policy was announced in a letter from Goodell to NFL team owners and calls for a six-week suspension without pay for a first domestic violence offense and a ... Read More »

Judge OKs NFL concussion settlement

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – A federal judge has granted preliminary approval of a revised settlement agreement between the NFL and former players who sued the league over concussions. The new deal, struck last month, would provide unlimited funds to retired players who suffer from neurocognitive illnesses and their families. U.S. District Court Judge Anita Brody wrote in her decision on ... Read More »