NFL http://ripr.org en Football And Concussions In Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/football-and-concussions-rhode-island <p>Have you watched any of the PBS Frontline series "<a href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/league-of-denial/">League of Denial</a>?" If so, has it changed how you feel about letting your kids play football, watching football, or football in general?</p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:19:45 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 23313 at http://ripr.org Why the baseball all-star game is the best http://ripr.org/post/why-baseball-all-star-game-best <p>The baseball all-star game is the best of all the major American professional sports because the players actually play defense, unlike the NBA’s basketball all-star farce and the NFL’s pro bowl, a game that resembles nothing so much as Arena football. Even the NHL all-star fest features scant defense.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 14:49:38 +0000 Scott MacKay 18570 at http://ripr.org Patriots Hernandez Taken from Home in Handcuffs, Released http://ripr.org/post/patriots-hernandez-taken-home-handcuffs-released <p>New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been released after being arrested on unspecified charges Wednesday morning.&nbsp; The arrest comes eight days after his friend, semi-pro player Odin Lloyd, was found dead about a mile from Hernandez’ home.</p><p>Massachusetts state troopers and North Attleboro police arrested Hernandez at 8:47 a.m. at his North Attleboro home. He was led away in handcuffs and casually spit into some bushes on his way to the cruiser.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 15:20:48 +0000 Flo Jonic 17487 at http://ripr.org Patriots Hernandez Taken from Home in Handcuffs, Released Harvard announces major NFL study http://ripr.org/post/harvard-announces-major-nfl-study <p>Harvard University is partnering with the National Football League on a $100 million <a href="http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/2013/01/29/nfl-players-union-and-harvard-team-landmark-study-football-injuries-and-illness/aCGnf96h7ptWX2Lnp5MIiP/story.html" target="_blank">research project&nbsp;</a>looking into serious health problems&nbsp;among NFL players. The initiative announced in today's <em>Boston</em> <em>Globe</em> will focus on 1,000 retired NFL players to better understand and potentially treat a wide range of physical ailments.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:05:09 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 9380 at http://ripr.org Harvard announces major NFL study