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June 25, 2010
Alan Schwarz's article in the New York Times regarding the link between brain damage and behavior. Chris Henry, who passed away in December, was recently found to have trauma-induced brain damage. Of course, not all players who have suffered concussions will display erratic behavior, but it could be a factor in someone who has other underlying issues.
The article also mentions Lisa McHale speaking at the meeting of the Gay Culverhouse Players' Outreach Program.
April 18, 2010
John Barr of ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” reported on Gay Culverhouse Players' Outreach Program, Inc. For the story, go to Culverhouse has Unfinished Business.
April 10, 2010
New York Times concluded a series of articles highlighting women that are leading the charge in addressing head trauma in the NFL. Dr. Gay Culverhouse and Eleanor Perfetto (Ralph Wenzel's wife) are profiled along with four other outstanding women. Read the article.
Ira Kaufman's article in the Tampa Tribune, regarding Gay Culverhouse Players' Outreach Program meeting that was held on Monday, March 8, to help former football players obtain disability and health-care benefits.
March 6, 2010
Read this interesting article about prescription drug abuse among NFL Players. Organizations that are mentioned in this article include PAST (Pain Alternatives, Solutions and Treatment); Hall of Famer Mike Ditka's foundation Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund: Brain Injury Research Institute at Blanchette Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute at West Virginia University (BIRI); Boston University Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (CSTE) and Gay Culverhouse Players' Outreach Program, Inc.
February 17, 2010
Joe Henderson, from The Tampa Tribune, discusses retired football players and their injuries.
February 16, 2010
Joe Henderson, from The Tampa Tribune, discusses problems retired NFL players are facing from multiple concussions and other injuries.
Stephen Holder, St. Petersburg Times, discusses Dr. Culverhouse speaking at the GCPOP meeting where benefits available to former football players were discussed.
Read Dave Wirth's article on 10Connects.com regarding the meeting held by Gay Culverhouse Players' Outreach Program, Inc. to inform former football players of the benefits available to them.
February 15, 2010
Ira Kaufman, from The Tampa Tribune, discussing the February 15 meeting held by GCPOP.
February 14, 2010
Ira Kaufman, from The Tampa Tribune, interviewed Dr. Culverhouse for this article discussing Gay Culverhouse Players' Outreach Program, Inc. and the support the program provides for former football players.
To read the article, go to Unsinkable Culverhouse Helping Former Players Stay Afloat
Congressional Hearings 2009-2010: Gay Culverhouse and NFL Players
February 6, 2010
Dr. Gay Culverhouse was interviewed by NPR commentator, Bill Littlefield, on his award-winning weekly sports radio show, Only a Game, produced by WBUR in Boston, MA. To listen to the broadcast, click on the website below, then go to "Listen to a story" and select "Dr. Gay Gulverhouse".
January 4, 2010
NFL Hall of Famer Lem Barney speaks on football-related injuries
Written testimony http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/pdf/Barney100104.pdf
Retired NFL player Kyle Turley makes statement to Congress
Written testimony http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/pdf/Turley100104.pdf
New York Times article by George Vecsey regarding the hearing of the House Judiciary Committe that is looking into brain injuries in professional football.
October 28, 2009
New York Times article by Alan Schwarz regarding programs available to help former football players.
Gay Culverhouse, advocate for NFL players, speaks to Congress
Written testimony http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/pdf/culverhouse091028.pdf
Eleanor M. Perfetto, Ph.D., M.S., wife of Ralph R. Wenzel, Former NFL Offensive Lineman and Senior Director, Pfizer Inc., testimony to Congress
Written testimony http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/pdf/Perfetto091028.html
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