Football: America’s Pride or America’s Shame?
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
On February 2nd, sports fans across the world will turn their attention to Super Bowl XLVIII. The National Football League has become a financial behemoth, earning as much as $9 billion a year in total revenue. Underneath the successes, superstars, and pageantry, however, is the growing problem of player safety, especially related to concussions and the brain. Even after a $765 million class-action settlement with retired players, the problem persists, despite the NFL’s attempts to downplay the issue. Join us for a roundtable discussion featuring representatives from both medicine and football for a lively discussion of the issue of concussions in football.
Speakers: Doug Swift, MD, FCPP, Former NFL Linebacker and Member of the ’72 and ’73 Super Bowl Champion Miami Dolphins; H. Branch Coslett, MD, William N. Kelley Professor in Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Paul Butler, MD, Retired General Surgeon and School Board Member who Voted to Shut Down Football at his Local High School
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