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WWE Issues Statement on Billy Jack Haynes Lawsuit

Posted By: Ben Kerin on Oct 25, 2014

WWE Issues Statement on Billy Jack Haynes Lawsuit

WWE issued the following statement in response to a lawsuit filed former wrestler Billy Jack Haynes, who wrestled for the company between 1986-1988.

"Billy Jack Haynes performed for WWE from 1986-1988. His filed lawsuit alleges that WWE concealed medical information and evidence on concussions during that time, which is impossible since the condition now called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) had not even been discovered. WWE was well ahead of sports organizations in implementing concussion management procedures and policies as a precautionary measure as the science and research on this issue emerged. Current WWE procedures include ImPACT testing for brain function, annual educational seminars and the strict prohibition of deliberate and direct shots to the head. Additionally, WWE has committed significant funding for concussion research conducted by the Sports Legacy Institute (SLI), leaders in concussion research, and WWE Executive Vice President Paul Levesque sits on SLI's"


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