Latest Riddell Stories

2014-08-26 12:25:45

Air Leak Issue in Helmets Could Increase Player's Risk of Sustaining Head or Neck Injuries PITTSBURGH, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HeadSmart(TM)Labs, a Healy Ventures LLC company, today announced preliminary findings from its pilot study on football helmet inflation. The study indicated a widespread air leak issue where Riddell brand air-bladder equipped helmets were unable to sustain inflated air pressure which could potentially pose an increased risk of concussion to athletes who wear the...

2014-08-26 12:25:06

World's Leading Helmet Manufacturer Combines Flexibility and Functionality; Latest Offering Aims to Enhance Player Performance and Protection ROSEMONT, Ill., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The future of football helmets has arrived. Riddell today officially introduced the SpeedFlex, a new helmet that reduces impact force transfer to the athlete by selectively adding flexibility to key helmet components. The latest offering from the world's leading helmet manufacturer also boasts...

2014-05-13 12:34:57

Team physician's report aggregates data from multiple sources and the numbers tell a dramatic story ARGYLE, Texas, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Chad Stephens, D.O., released today an independent report which examines the medical opinion of leading neurosurgeons that 'helmets with Unequal® predict a significantly lower risk of concussions.' Analysis includes field data gathered on the number of concussions sustained by 1,159 high school players of various ages and skill levels...

2014-03-25 23:02:27

Los Angeles Jury Finds Helmet Maker Not Responsible for Football Player's Injury Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 The law firm of Yukevich | Cavanaugh is pleased to announce a full defense verdict obtained on behalf of its client, Riddell, Inc. The unanimous verdict was reached on Thursday, March 20, 2014 and comes on the heels of a four week trial, brought by a 21-year old former player who claimed a Riddell helmet failed to protect him from severe brain damage during a...

2014-02-26 23:25:29

Flood Law Group today announced that they are now representing football players in head injury cases with claims related to injuries sustained during their playing days. The announcement comes on the heels of a recent study that found that certain types of helmets are over 50% more effective at preventing concussions than others. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 The Flood Law Group announced today that they are now representing current and former football players in head injury...

2014-02-17 16:21:04

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study finds that football helmets currently used on the field may do little to protect against hits to the side of the head, or rotational force, an often dangerous source of brain injury and encephalopathy. The study released today will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014. "Protection against concussion and complications of brain injury is...

Differences In Concussion Risk Between Football Helmets
2014-01-31 08:34:19

Virginia Tech Football helmets can be designed to reduce the risk of concussions, according to a new study by some of the nation's leading concussion researchers published today in the Journal of Neurosurgery. The study analyzed head impact data compiled from eight collegiate football teams that included Virginia Tech, University of North Carolina, University of Oklahoma, Dartmouth College, Brown University, University of Minnesota, Indiana University, and University of Illinois. Six...

2013-11-06 23:00:47

Now, NFL players can choose any brand of helmet that complies with prescribed standards and it's a given they will get the best advice available. Considering the injuries so far this season, players should also ask their agents to provide expert advice on protecting their incomes, in the event a hit takes them out of football for good, says Frank N. Darras, of DarrasLaw. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 The 2013-14 season will be the last to feature Riddell as the official...

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