College Football's Brain Trauma Problem
- Experts work to address concussions in all sports, not just football
- Essay compares letting people play football to the Tuskegee experiment
- Action on concussions comes from all sides, but lack uniformity
- Culture, ignorance, biases all obstacles to preventing head trauma
- NCAA should address cultural problem and lack of research in concussions, report says
College football has been "by far the slowest sport to react" to the growing concerns about brain trauma from repeated concussions and other head injuries, as one expert says in the first of a four-part series published Thursday in The Birmingham News. The article quotes numerous experts saying that the National Collegiate Athletic Association has failed to respond to growing evidence of a severe problem in the sport, though it notes progress made by several conferences.