Congressional Testimony: NCAA Spreads Disinformation About Brain Injuries

Former All-American football player and NFL linebacker, Chris Borland, retired from his professional sports career in the interest of personal health – specifically to avoid the ramifications of repetitive brain trauma.

Earlier this year, Borland testified before Congress, saying that the football industry manipulates the science of brain injuries. “…NCAA research into concussion is inherently flawed…the NCAA fails to portray an accurate risk of brain damage for athletes competing under their organization,” he said.

According to the former athlete, players rarely report concussion injuries because of disincentivization. He claims that the NCAA routinely fails to acknowledge that as little as one in twenty concussions is reported. Symptoms of concussion include dizziness, tinnitus, and imbalance, which many players experience throughout the entire season.

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