Some Hub City residents learned the hard way what happens when you leave your vehicle unlocked in the drive-way. Residents off of West Bayou Parkway and Charles Read Avenue woke up Tuesday morning toMore >>
Some Hub City residents learned the hard way what happens when you leave your vehicle unlocked in the drive-way.More >>
(CBS News) The NFL season kicks off Thursday night, with the Denver Broncos hosting defending Super Bowl Champions, the Baltimore Ravens. The season opens a week after a $765 million landmark concussion settlement was reached between the NFL and more than 4,500 retired players who sued the league on claims that it had hidden information related to head trauma and related health repercussions.
There has been speculation that the league was anxious to settle and appear ahead of the concussion issue before the start of the new season and Wednesday on "CBS This Morning," NFL commissioner Roger Goodell insisted that despite the settlement, "there was no admission of guilt [on the part of the NFL]. There was no recognition that anything was caused by football."
Goodell continued: "The most important thing for us was to be able to resolve the differences and get relief to the players as soon as possible, and their families...the reality is we want to help our players. When we see dangerous techniques, we take them out of the game...and it's made the game safer."
Even with the settlement, there could be more lawsuits from other players in the future, Goodell admitted.
"Litigation is never over," Goodell said. "There are lawyers and they're going to continue to bring the litigation. We believe...that we've reached an agreement here that resolves these issues."
Touching on concerns about head trauma within the youth football league community, Goodell said from a parent's standpoint, it comes to "making sure the rules are properly enforced, making sure that we get the best possible equipment" and added that the NFL is "investing in research" and said, "I believe that the game is safer and better than ever."
NFL fans' experience will remain the same despite new regulations aimed at making the game safer for players, Goodell said.
"Our game always remains a physical game. It's a tough game...I spoke to John Madden last week, John Madden said the players and the coaches are adjusting and the game is getting back to fundamentals and the game has never been safer and that's a good thing for players...but it's also great for fans," Goodell said. "What they're seeing is great competition and their players are healthier on the field, longer."
Turning to another health issue within the league, Goodell acknowledged that drug testing in the NFL -- specifically for human growth hormone or HGH -- lags behind other major sports leagues.
"We began steroid testing in the NFL...back in the early 90's. We've been a leader in that area. Where I am unfortunately disappointed is that we're not testing for HGH right now. We agreed to that in our collective bargaining agreement two years ago have not been able to implement that" due to disputes with the player's union over how to do so," he said. "We've been working with the union, we've tried to address their issues, we've compromised on several issues. We believe we have a program that's ready to be implemented and it's up to the union right now to accept that program."
Goodell was joined on the broadcast by Under Armour Founder and CEO John Plank to announce the second $10 million Head Health innovation challenge -- a partnership between the NFL, Under Armour and General Electric, to "find better ways to protect the brain from injuries."
"First and foremost, we want to be able to challenge people, with the money raised -- up to $10 million -- to come back and help us find solutions to identify and help with measuring the problems," Plank explained. "Number two, ideas for safer helmets or other protective devices that kids can wear while they play. And number three, the idea of heads-up football...training and teaching kids the proper way to play the game [to prevent injuries]."
Crowley police are investigating a vehicle burglary that occurred at Southwind Nursing and Rehabilitation, located in the 800 block of the Crowley Rayne Hwy. on March 2. Unknown suspect(s) made entryMore >>
Crowley police are investigating a vehicle burglary that occurred at Southwind Nursing and Rehabilitation, located in the 800 block of the Crowley Rayne Highway. More >>
Iberia Parish Sheriff deputies issued a warrant for Michael Augustine for second degree murder in connection to the fatal shooting in New Iberia. Authorities were called to a shooting at Sam and Ann Streets.More >>
Iberia Parish Sheriff deputies issued a warrant for Michael Augustine for second degree murder in connection to the fatal shooting in New Iberia.More >>
On March 10, 2014, Kaysie Miskell and Jason Leblanc were both arrested by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics Detectives. According to St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz, "Our NarcoticMore >>
Two people have been arrested for selling crystal meth from their residence in Port Barre.More >>
5:06 AM, Monday, December 31, 2012 From Meteorologist Ben Legg in the Live Doppler 10 Weather Center: SYNOPSIS - Clouds build in for us as rain chances are back in the forecast. South winds help toMore >>
We're tracking a cold front that will move into Acadiana around daybreak, opening the door to some much cooler air for mid- to late-week. Highs will only reach the mid 60s Wednesday with gusty north winds, followed by lows in the upper 30s Thursday. We'll barely top 60° Thursday, before a warm-up kicks in for Friday and Saturday.More >>
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A Las Vegas woman has been charged with murder after her child was discovered dead in a bathtub.More >>
On Sunday March 09, 2014 at approximately 0325 hours Broussard Police personnel witnessed a hit and run that occurred at the intersection of US Hwy 90 and La Hwy 92 (Young St) and by the time the officerMore >>
Broussard Police investigate fatal crash that left two people dead; alcohol is considered to be a factor.More >>
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Rapper Lil Boosie says serving prison time in a Louisiana prison was life changing and it's made him a better person and ultimately, he hopes, a better artist. Lil Boosie, whose realMore >>
Rapper Lil Boosie says serving prison time in a Louisiana prison was life changing and it's made him a better person and ultimately, he hopes, a better artist.More >>
An accident near Highway 14 and Highway 90 resulted in a vehicle catching fire. Authorities say a Ford F-150 pickup was heading east toward Delcambre when it ran a red light and hit a two door HondaMore >>
An accident near Highway 14 and Highway 90 resulted in a vehicle catching fire.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- In an age when people assume that any bit of information is just a click away, the thought that a jetliner could simply disappear over the ocean for more than two days isMore >>
In an age when people assume that any bit of information is just a click away, the thought that a jetliner could simply disappear over the ocean for more than two days is staggering.More >>