Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, NFL, Football, Concussions
ESPN reported this week that the NFL had pulled funding for concussion research because one of the principal researchers was Dr. Robert Stern of Boston University who has been critical of the NFL. The grant was awarded by the National Institute of Health(NIH) and the NFL denied pulling out of the grant saying that the NIH made all funding decisions and that the NFL has no veto power over the use of the $30M it had donated to the NIH in 2012 with no strings attached. It turns out however that it did retain a veto over the use of the funds. Apparently a veto is not a string in the NFL.
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Crepeau, Richard C., "Concussions" (2015). On Sport and Society. 67.