Quote of the Day

"If there wasn't going to be a suspension for this, we might as well throw out any work or progress that we’ve made in this area."
-- ESPN’s Mike Golic, on Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. receiving a one-game suspension for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Panthers CB Josh Norman. ("Mike & Mike," ESPN Radio, 12/22)
Tuesday December 22, 2015 Vol. 22 — No. 72 Print This Issue

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  • Head Games

    An NIH official indicated the NFL retains veto power over projects that it funds

    The NFL has "backed out of one of the most ambitious studies yet on the relationship between football and brain disease," a seven-year, $16M initiative conducted by the National Institutes of Health, according to sources cited by Fainura & Fainura-Wada of ESPN.com. The NFL in '12 gave the NIH a $30M research grant -- part of which would have funded this study. The league has repeatedly said that it has "no control over how that money is spent." However, sources said that the NFL "balked at this study ... because the NIH awarded the project to a group led by a prominent Boston University researcher who has been critical of the league." An NIH official last year indicated that the NFL "retained veto power over projects ...

  • Staying The Course

    Iger insists Disney will continue deriving growth from ESPN.

  • Checks And Balances

    Odell Beckham Jr.'s actions could cost him sponsors if he doesn't change his behavior.

  • Brave New World

    Georgia State to transform Turner Field site into new football stadium near campus.

  • Sycamore Brewing

    Indiana State AD leaving to take position with NCAA.

  • Put It On Ice

    The transformation of Gillette Stadium to a hockey rink is already taking place.

  • Final Exams

    Decline in college football attendance levels off; Fox, ESPN see ratings gains.

  • Holiday Road

    Coaches push to move the NCAA men's lacrosse championship off of Memorial Day.

  • The Gold Standard

    John Harbaugh sheds light on why the Ravens wore gold uniform pants last weekend.

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