The Concussion Game

, Written by Craig Smullin, Posted: Fri, August 30 2013 at 5:22 PM, Updated: Fri, August 30 2013 at 5:25 PM

The high school football season is beginning one day after the NFL and 4,000 former players reached a blockbuster $765-million dollar settlement... over concussion related health problems. While some have wondered if the focus on brain injuries will hurt the future of football... the game is still the unquestioned king of American sports... and that doesn't seem likely to change anytime soon. NBC-5's Craig Smullin reports.

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Craig Smullin

NBC5 News Director Craig Smullin co-anchors NBC5 News at 6 and hosts the 5 on 5 Feature Interview on NBC5 News at 5.

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Craig graduated from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California with a degree in Recreation Administration and Sports Management.

Since joining NBC5 News in 2005, Craig has performed virtually every job in the newsroom: News and Sports Reporter, Sports Anchor, Producer, series and segment Host and Anchor of NBC5 News at Sunrise and NBC5 News at 5. He became News Director in January, 2014.

When he's not managing a busy newsroom, Craig spends time with his wife, two young sons and two dogs. He is a dedicated fan of the San Francisco 49ers and Portland Trailblazers and loves snow boarding the slopes of Mt. Ashland.

Catch Craig co-anchoring with Christine Pitawanich weekdays on NBC 5 News at 6pm.

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