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Helmets

JOHN DOHERTY: Price no predictor of helmet performance

Last month, the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment issued a statement that voids its certification of any helmet modified by an external padding system.

August 12, 2013 6:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: No capping the football season at its start

Late last month the Times received a press release from the Atlanta manufacturer of Guardian Cap, “a device that was invented to reduce helmet collision momentum transfer.”

August 05, 2013 5:45 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Fun and danger in all the games we play

Having watched the video several times, I still can't believe Oakland A's – and former White Sox – pitcher Brandon McCarthy was able to stand up and walk off the field with little assistance last Wednesday after being struck on the right side of the head by a line drive.

September 10, 2012 10:00 pm

Football players give, take some really hard hits

Football is a contact sport. This is what fans care to see. A referee can call a bad hit to the head, but it has happened again.

May 16, 2012 12:00 am

JOHN DOHERTY: Senators intentions pave perilous path

In the last week, Indiana State Senator Travis Holdman (R-Markle) and U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) have grabbed headlines by entering the concussion fray. In Indianapolis, Holdman introduced legislation mirroring rules already in place for high schools. In Washington D.C., Udall made a fo…

January 10, 2011 10:00 pm

Senator wants FTC investigation of helmet makers

WASHINGTON | A U.S. Senator is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate "misleading safety claims and deceptive practices" in the selling of new football helmets and reconditioning of used ones.

January 04, 2011 10:00 pm
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