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Op/Ed: NFL lawsuit highlights dangers of football


Angela Eastvold, clinical neuropsychologist at the University of Utah, has an opinion about the dangers of football, which comes from her experience evaluating retired NFL players, and interest in understanding the consequences of repetitive insults to the brain.

For many NFL players, recounting time spent on the football field brings back memories of great plays and hard-fought victories. For others, past glory days are hard to celebrate because of the toll the sport took on their bodies, with physically painful reminders daily.

From headaches to dizziness to cognitive dysfunction and memory loss, some NFL players regret…

For the rest of Eastvold’s opinion piece, visit the Salt Lake Tribune November 10, 2013.

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