July 30, 2014
NCAA’s $5-Million for Concussion Research Is but a Fraction of Need
The National Collegiate Athletic Association’s tentative settlement on Tuesday of a class-action lawsuit over its handling of athletes’ head injuries includes $5-million for research into concussion-related health problems.
But the amount, to be paid over 10 years, represents just a fraction of the need for research into a problem that affects tens of thousands of people and costs the U.S.
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