Derek Boogaard was regarded as one of the best 'enforcers' in the NHL. An enforcer is a hockey player who isn't on the ice to score goals or make assists, but to willingly drop his gloves and fight the opposition.
In Ohio, the decision on whether to allow your child to play high school football used to be much easier.
A 16-year-old Ohio teen suffered serious brain injuries during a barbaric football drill last September and his family is hoping that his story will prevent similar situations in the future.
The sport of football in America is close to the hearts of many people. Whether they grew up playing the game or are a fan of a professional or college team, the passion for football in the states is second to none. Many people often forget about the danger associated with the sport. When a player straps on a helmet, there is a high probability that an injury can occur sometime throughout their career. The National Football League has recently been under a lot of scrutiny for head injuries and concussions that have occurred on the field.