Gary Bettman Accused Of Lying About Connections Between Hockey And Chronic Head Injuries

Published March 11, 2023 at 11:08
BY JULIEN TREKKER
     
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Gary Bettman, the commissioner of the NHL, has been accused of lying about the connection between hockey and head traumas. Despite denying the links between Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and hockey, a former NHL player, Steve Montador, died at the age of 35 due to a traumatic brain injury reportedly related to his professional hockey career in 2015.

Montador's family has decided to take legal action against the NHL for Steve's death. During a recent hearing, Gary Bettman testified and claimed that Montador was warned about the risks associated with playing hockey.

Gary Bettman Accused Of Lying About Connections Between Hockey And Chronic Head Injuries




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The @NHL has reached a new low on #CTE. Defending the Steve Montador wrongful death suit, NHL says "(He was) educated by NHLPA reps about CTE & potential long-term risks of head injuries."

Yet the NHL has ALWAYS denied the link. Watch Gary Bettman say it- does this mean that the NHL is admitting they are deliberately misleading players, the public, & youth hockey families on the connection between #CTE & hockey?

If the NHLPA spoke the truth in 2013, does that mean the NHL has been lying for a decade? Thoughts welcome

How could Montador have been warned about the risks if Bettman and the NHL have denied their existence?
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