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Congress has scheduled hearings on Concussion Injuries in NFL

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith will testify at a Congressional hearing on head injuries among NFL players.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr., D-Mich., said that the committee will hold its hearing Oct. 28.

The hearings will look at the lasting impact of head injuries, how to limit them and how to compensate players and their families.

The decision to hold the hearings follows a preliminary study which suggested retired pro football players may have a higher rate than normal of Alzheimer's disease or other memory problems. The study was done at the University of Michigan.


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