NFL retools approach to concussion research

Updated: April 20, 2007, 3:27 PM ET
By Peter Keating | ESPN The Magazine

The National Football League has insisted publicly that it is not planning to alter the way it researches or regulates concussions. But behind the scenes, the NFL's controversial concussions committee is undergoing the biggest changes in its 13-year history.

As the Sports Concussion Institute held its first summit Friday in Marina del Rey, Calif., signs were pointing toward major changes afoot in the NFL. The league's Committee on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) has been re-evaluating ...

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