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League names new co-chairs of head, neck, and spine committee

The NFL has announced two new co-chairs for the league’s Head, Neck, and Spine Medical Committee.

They are Dr. Hunt Batjer of Northwestern University and Mr. Richard Ellenbogen of the University of Washington.  Dr. Mitchel Berger of the University of California, San Francisco will serve on the Committee.

“In our ongoing commitment to the health, safety and well-being of our players, we conducted an extensive search to find the new leaders of our committee and we are extremely pleased that Dr. Batjer and Dr. Ellenbogen have agreed to lead the team,” Commissioner Goodell said in a release.  “Along with Dr. Berger, these doctors are renowned experts in the field of head and spine injury and they will strengthen our leadership role in research, education, prevention, and treatment of these injuries in sports.  I personally interviewed all three doctors and was enormously impressed by their knowledge, experience, and passion for working with us.”

The co-chairmen will determine the composition of the rest of the Committee; in January, University of Michigan neurologist Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher and former NFL player Merril Hoge were added to the Committee.

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10 Responses to “League names new co-chairs of head, neck, and spine committee”
  1. Mr. Irrelevant says: Mar 16, 2010 6:27 PM

    Now, why doesn’t Congress have a Head, Neck, and Spine Medical Committee?
    Because they have no heads or spines.
    HI OH!

  2. Bigbluefan says: Mar 16, 2010 6:28 PM

    A new committiee is being formed its the belly committiee and Rex Ryan is the chair of the forking committiee

  3. Mr. Irrelevant says: Mar 16, 2010 6:33 PM

    Now, why doesn’t Congress have a Head, Neck, and Spine Medical Committee?
    Because they have no heads or spines.
    HI OH!

  4. Mr. Irrelevant says: Mar 16, 2010 6:34 PM

    You think Goodell will make the committee’s meetings shown in primetime?

  5. Slow Joe says: Mar 16, 2010 6:38 PM

    I’m sure tomorrow Roger Goodell will proactively name the new co-chairs of the penis, t’aint, and testicles committee.

  6. penguininbondage says: Mar 16, 2010 6:42 PM

    Hoge is a hack that dresses like a pimp

  7. jibfest says: Mar 16, 2010 6:47 PM

    They must be taking a page from the current politicians in Washington, more bureaucracy.

  8. ChunkyAssVomit says: Mar 16, 2010 7:13 PM

    Hoge was lucky he wasn’t killed.
    I hope this committee really looks at putting padding on the outside of the helmets.
    I also hope that they put some kind of helmets on officials before someone gets their brains scrambled. Old guys running around wearing baseball caps on a field where your guys, fully trained, going full blast wearing helmets is a recipe for disaster.
    Don’t be like hockey (who got a refs brains scrambled) or baseball (where a 3rd base coach actually died after getting hit by a line drive) to do something.
    Protect the refs too.
    They are not safe right now either.

  9. Occam says: Mar 16, 2010 9:39 PM

    I’m totally naming my acid rock band, “The Spine Committee.”

  10. MasterShake says: Mar 16, 2010 11:15 PM

    Where’s the stop having sex and babies with a bunch of chicks comittee or the don’t rape chicks because your T.V. doesn’t work or the don’t hit guys in the road because you’re drunk or the dogs are man’s best friend don’t be cruel to them or the……….nevermind.

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