The NFL insists players know they're playing a dangerous game, but players never see the deteriorated mental capacities of their former heroes. Throwaway Players is former Tampa Bay Buccaneers president Gay Culverhouse’s story of the broken bodies and lost souls of the men who have left the locker room and what remains after the cheering subsides. Focused on making money rather than the well-being of their players, this is the dark side of football the NFL doesn't want fans to see.
Additionally, high schools, colleges, and independent sports organizations have little oversight when choosing player’s equipment. This breeds a new generation of kids suffering from multiple concussions and damaged lives. Throwaway Players offers guidance to parents navigating the world of competitive sports as well as advocacy and resources for athletes often left in the dark about appropriate procedures for treating injuries, especially head traumas. Throwaway Players is essential reading for any parent, athlete, and sports fan.
Gay Culverhouse testified before Congress on football head injuries and successfully changed the policy of including an independent neurologist on the sidelines of every NFL game. Gay's work with former players has appeared in The New York Times, Sarasota Herald Tribune, St. Petersburg Times, The Tampa Tribune, Time magazine, and many more. She has appeared on several radio shows, including PBS and ESPN, and is featured in three documentaries that are in post-production (with CNN, ESPN, and an independent filmmaker). In November 2009 Gay formed The Gay Culverhouse Players’ Outreach Program, Inc., a nonprofit organization to further the work nationally for retired players.
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The daughter of Hugh Culverhouse, the Jacksonville lawyer and real estate magnate who was awarded the Tampa Bay National Football League franchise in 1974, Gay Culverhouse gives anecdotal evidence that the actions of these players in their college and professional careers led directly to extraord...Aug 28 2011 | Read Full Review of Throwaway Players: Concussion...
They love the diving catches and bone shattering tackles, but are completely oblivious to the fact that the majority of retired players “are being fed to the lions of bankruptcy, arthritis, and dementia.” Culverhouse tells the fans what the National Football League does not want them to hear—the ...| Read Full Review of Throwaway Players: Concussion...
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