Throwaway Players: The Concussion Crisis from Pee Wee Football to the NFL by Gay Culverhouse is an important and timely book by a woman with the courage to speak truth to power, and with a burning passion to make a difference in the lives of football players everywhere. Its breezy, conversational style makes it an easy read, but one deserving the attention of every football parent, coach, and player.
There has been a flurry of books in recent years about concussions in
sports, an issue MomsTeam and I began covering back in 2001, way before
the crisis grabbed the attention of the media, politicians and the
sports establishment. So, when I received a review copy of Throwaway Players: The Concussion Crisis from Pee Wee Football to the NFL by Gay Culverhouse, I was a bit skeptical that it could add anything new to the discussion.