NCAA to pay for concussion screening, medical monitoring

The NCAA will set aside at least $50 million for concussion screening, medical monitoring and concussion awareness programs. The Chicago Sun-Times reports:

You may remember a column I wrote a couple years ago about my visit with former Eastern Illinois defensive back Adrian Arrington.

Arrington was a hard-hitting safety and team captain for the Panthers who suffered several concussions but continued playing, one time even staggering to the sideline during a game, barely able to walk, then returning to the field a short time later. It happened, though he remembers none of it. We met at his rented apartment in Bloomington, where he lived with his girlfriend and their two children and one step-son, him just 26 but unable to hold a job, suffering from numerous cognitive issues including memory loss, headaches, and seizures.

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