In the wake of all this talk of concussions and brain injury, the NFL is doing their part in trying to help.
According to an article on ESPN.Com, the NFL is donating $1 million for the study of brain injuries to Boston University School of Medicine. They are the first league to financially donate money to this institution.
The money was donated in support of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy's research. The study is concerned with the long-term effects of repetitive brain trauma in athletes.
The ultimate goal is to find a way to prevent these injuries. The center's main focus was previously on brains of deceased athletes. Future research will done into understanding the consequences of sports-related brain trauma, and the center will launch a clinical research program to develop methods of early detection and to develop ways to effectively prevent and treat this disease.