There are those who might argue that World Wrestling Entertainment is not really a sports organization. Regardless of how you might assess the athletic integrity of the participants in that particular arena, we think it can be agreed that the nature of their activities can result in them suffering some pretty severe, traumatic brain injuries.
New York readers may be interested to learn that the WWE recently announced that it will put up a significant chunk of money to support medical research of brain injuries. Officials say the commitment will amount to the organization paying out $1.2 million over the next three years. The aim, they say, is to find and promote treatments for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, the destructive brain disease that has come to be associated with repeated concussions.