ESPN SportCenter Special Report on Zackery Lystedt and Safety in the NFL
Traumatic Brain Injury / Head Injury | Concussion | youth sports | Zackery Lystedt Law
February 2, 2012
Whether you are a sports fan or not, when ESPN covers a story, people listen. This is especially true the week before the Super Bowl, so when ESPN chose a special story to air during the week leading up to the big game, you just know it is important and a ‘must see.’ Last week ESPN travelled to Maple Valley, WA to do an interview with Zackery Lystedt and his parents, Victor and Mercedes, as part of a special report for its “SportsCenter” television show. The report focused on “Safety in the NFL,” and the recent and future rule and equipment changes to make the game safer for players at all levels and ages. The change started in Washington and with Zackery Lystedt. Two years ago the NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell, came to Seattle, WA as an Honorary Chair of the Brain Injury Association of Washington’s Annual Fundraising Gala. Mr. Goodell met Zack, medical specialists, and advocates and credits this visit with changes we are now seeing in the NFL. The 45 minute episode on ESPN contains a 5 minute feature story on the Lystedts, the law named after him, the Brain Injury Association of Washington, and how the NFL is changing the game. Zack’s story is one worthy of your time and one that will warm your heart.