Concussion policies of the National Football League: Revisiting the 'Sport Administrator's Charter' and the role of the Australian Football League and National Rugby League in concussion management

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Litigation in the United States against the National Football League (NFL) for failing to protect its players from the effects of multiple concussions raises questions about the role and responsibility of the governing body. The NFL’s alleged failure may have exposed it to ‘Big Tobacco’-like litigation. Is a governing body ultimately responsible for player-health issues? This article reviews the litigation in the United States and examines the concussion management policies of the Australian Football League (AFL) and the National Rugby League (NRL).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalSports Law eJournal
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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