Harvard Study Looks At Ways NFL Can Bolster Player Health image

Law360, May 16, 2017
Fola Akinnibi, quoting I. Glenn Cohen (Faculty Director) and citing Petrie-Flom's report


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Law360, New York (May 16, 2017, 6:03 PM EDT) -- Harvard Law School published a report Monday exploring the National Football League’s health policies and practices, noting that the professional football league has done a good job with player safety and suggesting areas of improvement using examples from other professional sports leagues.

The university’s Petrie-Flom Center published the 250-page report without input from the NFL, its players association or other stakeholders. It applauded many of the league’s strides in player safety, but noted that it could pick up a few things from the other major sports leagues.

“In many respects the leagues and their games are very different as we acknowledge in the report,” I. Glenn Cohen, professor of law at Harvard Law School and a co-lead on the study, said in a statement. “Nonetheless, they face some common issues where they have the opportunity to learn from one another given their shared interest in player health.” [...]

Download the Football Players Health Study Law & Ethics Initiative's full report, "Comparing Health-Related Policies & Practices in Sports: The NFL and Other Professional Leagues," now!

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