Well that's not good!
Will Smith's upcoming flick Concussion about Bennet Omalu, the forensic pathologist who researched Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE — a progressive brain disease often associated with constant head trauma that's common in football — is already getting more people talking!
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Well now former NFL player Howie Long opened up about the hot button topic of CTE and repetitive brain trauma. In light of Frank Gifford passing and his family claiming he suffered from CTE, Long has told TMZ
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This is so terrible.
Stedman Bailey, a wide receiver for the St. Louis Rams, is in the hospital after being shot in the head twice late Tuesday night.
The 25-year-old was in a car in Miami Gardens with his cousin Antwan Reeves — as well as two unnamed minors — when someone pulled up and started shooting. Luckily the children weren't hit after apparently being shielded by Antwan.
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As a result Bailey's cousin was shot multiple times and had to be taken into surgery last night.
Miraculously, Stedman wasn't injured as much as his cousin and is in stable condition today.
An official for the Rams who spoke with Stedman said:
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Ouch! This may have been a touchdown celebration, but it's so NOT cool!
After returning a fumble for a touchdown during the Monday Night Football game against the St. Louis Rams, New York Giant outside linebacker Michael Boley spiked a ball directly into the face of an innocent bystander!
The poor guy was watching the game from the sidelines near a cameraman when he got surprised with pigskin to the face.
As you'll see in the clip above, it looks like Boley intended to use his adrenaline to nail the camera (for some kind of cool affect for viewers at home maybe?), but completely MISSED.
Actually, we take that back. The ball does eventually hit the camera, it just had to bounce off some guy's head first.
The NFL player didn't even seem to notice at the time, but we HOPE he'll reach out and offer his victim an apology after seeing this clip.
At least the guy can sell his face on eBay now.
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Is the NFL lockout finally coming to an end?
Team owners unanimously voted in favor of a new collective bargaining agreement to end the team lockout at a conference in Atlanta on Thursday.
The decision to begin training camps in time for a full regular season is now in the player's hands who must also agree to the 10-year revenue sharing plan laid out by the NFL owners.
Commissioner Roger Goodell announced he hopes to begin the 2011-2012 NFL season this Wednesday, saying:
"Hopefully we can all work quickly. It is time to get back to football. That’s what everybody here wants to do."
So far, the Pro Football Hall of Fame game, scheduled August 7 between the Chicago Bears and the St. Louis Rams, is the only causality of the lockout.
Let's hope players can agree to the owner's terms and conditions so America can get back to doing what it does best — watching football.
[Image via AP Images.]
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