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30 Laws in 30 Days: Stricter concussion protocol aims to protect all student athletes

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – After earning two Super Bowl rings during his 11 years in the NFL, David Duerson suffered from stage-four Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease that is linked to concussions. But on February 17, 2011, Duerson was found dead at his Sunny Isles Beach, Florida home. The Miami-Dade County medical […]

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Support for expanding concussion laws to younger students

By Sarah Ramon TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A new bill would expand the current concussion state laws to cover fifth through 12th grade students participating in any interscholastic or intramural sport. “Our awareness on what concussions are all about and the idea of traumatic brain injury was so limited [in the past] and there was just, […]

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SOTs: Concussions

Micheal Duerson /Brother of former NFL player Dave Duerson [:20] “Going down to the 5th grade and monitoring these students is very important not only because it affects them academically or their ability to play on the field but in my case …it’s affecting me in my golden years.” Sen. Tim Lanane, D-Anderson / Bill […]