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weed in the nfl

Using Weed to Save Football: Chasing Strains (Part 3)

In this 3-part series, Kyle Turley takes us on his journey to to deal with the damaging effects of football through the use of marijuana.
VICE Sports
5.8.17
sports

Using Weed to Save Football: Chasing Strains (Part 2)

In this 3-part series, Kyle Turley takes us on his journey to to deal with the damaging effects of football through the use of marijuana.
VICE Sports
5.3.17
420

Using Weed to Save American Football: Chasing Strains Ep. 1

After taking a laundry list of pharmaceutical drugs to deal with the associated issues, Kyle found marijuana to be the best available treatment for the problems that he was facing. In this episode, we meet Kyle and see the beginning of his journey.
VICE Sports
4.20.17
Taekwondo

Bosnian Teenager Breaks 111 Concrete Slabs With His Head, Is Certifiably Hardcore

There's video, too. It's also hardcore.
Mike Piellucci
3.28.17
NFL

The NFL, the NIH, and the Complications of Public-Private Scientific Research

A behind-the-scenes look at the NFL's controversial attempt to fund NIH brain science shows the tension between the league's bottom line and research into football's dangers.
Aaron Gordon
12.7.16
Football

Friday Night Lights Out: The Case for Abolishing High School Football

A Nevada school board candidate wants to eliminate high school football, and a handful of others are making a medical, ethical, and financial case against America's favorite prep sport. Their arguments are unpopular. But are they right?
Patrick Hruby
11.30.16
Football

Why I Still Watch Football, Even Though It's An Immoral, Terrible Game

There are so many reasons to stop watching football, but there is still one that keeps me coming back.
Kevin Trahan
9.3.16
Football

Eliminating Kickoffs Will Make College Football Safer, But Not Safe

The NCAA is considering eliminating kickoffs in order to protect players from brain trauma. Doing so would be a step in the right direction, but will it be enough?
Kevin Trahan
7.19.16
Football

Newly Released Documents Reveal NFL Doctors Used Donations To Influence 2012 Government Led CTE Discussions

In May, a Congressional report found the NFL had unethically tried to influence the NIH. But that was only the tip of the iceberg.
Aaron Gordon
7.2.16
Science

CDC Study Finds Retired NFL Players No More Likely to Commit Suicide Than General US Population, Which Commits Suicide A lot

12 of the 3,439 players studied committed suicide, less than half that of the U.S. population.
Aaron Gordon
5.10.16
head injuries in football

​We Spoke to a Neuropathologist About Head Injuries And Degenerative Brain Disease In Soccer

With the family of footballer Jeff Astle claiming to know up to 250 other ex-players who suffer from degenerative brain diseases, we spoke to an expert about the implications for the sport.
Will Magee
4.28.16
NFL

The Rejected NFL Concussion Settlement Appeal Leaves Former Players With CTE High And Dry

A federal appellate court upheld the NFL concussion settlement over objections that the deal doesn't do enough to cover CTE. Are former players with the disease out of luck?
Patrick Hruby
4.19.16