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Player Agent Reveals Dishonesty from Gary Bettman


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Elliot Ben Jacob
May 12, 2023  (7:46)
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Denial of CTE Connection by the NHL and Commissioner Gary Bettman

Gary Bettman, the Commissioner of the NHL, has a history of denying any association between brain injuries, particularly the condition known as CTE, and fighting in hockey. Bettman's stance remains unchanged, as demonstrated by a recent radio interview. Upon being asked about any potential links between hockey fights and CTE, Bettman rebuked the host, stating:
"Now you're throwing in CTE."

Bettman further defended his position by saying,
"We listened to the medical opinions on CTE, and I don't believe there has been any documented study that suggests elements of our game result in CTE."

Player Agent Allen Walsh Challenges Bettman's Denial

Allen Walsh, a notable player agent, has publicly challenged Bettman's claims. Alongside an audio clip of Bettman's denial, Walsh presented findings from a research study illustrating the established connection between contact sports and CTE.
Walsh highlighted:
"These researchers, which included academics from Harvard and Boston University found that previously published independent studies from the US Department of Defense, BU, and the Mayo Clinic indicated that contact sport athletes were 68 times more likely to have developed CTE than those that didn't."

Recent Research Findings on the Link between Repetitive Head Impacts and CTE

In a 2022 study, a coalition of nine research universities, working alongside the Concussion Legacy Foundation, found that "repetitive head impacts are a definitive cause of CTE." Whether this evidence will ever be recognized by Bettman and the NHL is still unknown.
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