Members of Congress Ask N.H.L. for More Concussion Information

October 10, 2016
The New York Times

Four members of Congress want more answers from Gary Bettman, the commissioner of the N.H.L., about what the league is doing, or not doing, about concussions in hockey.

In July, Bettman denied the link between concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a brain disease, in response to pointed questions from Senator Richard Blumenthal, Democrat of Connecticut. Last week, another letter was sent to Bettman saying, in part, that “the N.H.L. must do its part to reduce the risk of head injuries and to make hockey, at all levels, a safer game.”

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