DisinfoCast: 74: Scott Peters on Safe Football and Concussions: Can You Minimize the Risk?

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Former NFL player Scott Peters consults with college and pro football organizations as part of an effort to reduce concussions in the sport. As part of his program, Peters teachers players to avoid leading with their heads and incorporate techniques he’s developed from cross-training in mixed martial arts.

(Disclaimer: Full-contact sports are dangerous. Injuries – including concussions – can and do happen in football and other full-contact sports. There is no way to completely eliminate the risk of injury, including concussions, and participants should decide for themselves whether or not to assume this risk by participating in these activities. All such decisions should be made in connection with the advice and approval of a medical provider. Neither the hose of this podcast, nor the Disinformation Company or its parent companies or owners should be construed as either offering medical or legal advice through this podcast, or advocating any methods, practices or programs discussed herein.)

Scott Peters:

SafeFootball

Information on concussions:

Recent NY Times article on children, concussions and football.

The CDC on concussions and sports.

For Coaches: Avoiding concussions in football.

Dissenting viewpoints: The myth of safe football.

NFL safety page.

NCAA concussion awareness page.

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  • Ted Heistman

    I was sooo…fucking….sad when Matt Hughes beat Royce Gracie. Because I felt like it was the end of an era, the era of complete dominance of Brazilian Jujitsu. Because I watched from the NHB days of Tank Abbot and all these steroid freaks trying to knock each other out. I just really felt that Royce had a superior game, just in every way. He just shut peoples game down and submitted them. It was almost like he was humanely euthanizing them.

    After working with people with brain injuries, I am just not impressed with “stand and wang” I just think its a horrible style. I really respect guys that protect themselves. I really respect submission wins too.