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August 31, 2013

Death of Derek Sheely shows football’s concussion problems extend beyond NFL

By now, you have probably heard about the NFL’s landmark settlement of what became known as The Concussion Lawsuit. This is, effectively, the NFL washing its hands of liability to the brain injuries suffered by so many of its former players. But if you think this issue is over, you should hear the story about the death of Division III fullback Derek Sheely of Frostburg State in Maryland.

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