1. Obsessive concussive disorder
“For all the revelations about the dangers pro football poses to its players, the sport is more popular than ever. How the commissioner Roger Goodell and a group of billionaire owners manage the league in a time of crisis — and record profits.” The New York Times looks at Roger Goodell’s reign over America’s game.
+1: Another former NFL player has died of CTE.
+1: The company behind the Super Bowl coin toss has a dark secret. Bloomberg Businessweek explores the company’s ties to Jordan Belfort and Canadian car bombings.
2. Predictive policing
In the aftermath of Ferguson, St. Louis police are embracing a new suite of predictive crime software.
3. Trump: Ted Cruz stole Iowa
Based on the fraud committed by Senator Ted Cruz during the Iowa Caucus, either a new election should take place or Cruz results nullified.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2016
Donald Trump took to Twitter this morning to question the legitimacy of Ted Cruz’s victory in Iowa on Monday.
“Trump highlighted the Cruz campaign’s spreading of a CNN report during Monday’s vote that Dr. Ben Carson would not be immediately traveling to New Hampshire or South Carolina to suggest the retired neurosurgeon was getting out of the race.”
He also points to mailers the Cruz campaign sent out which told people they would commit a “voting violation” by not voting.
+1: Things are finally getting heated between Bernie Sanders and Hilary Clinton.
4. ‘I didn’t go to police because I didn’t want – this’
The Jian Ghomeshi trial is on recess today, but the Globe has put together this excellent explainer on everything you need to know from the first two days. The trial will resume on Thursday.
5. Nice try, McDonald’s
The flagging fast food chain’s newest kale salad actually has more calories than a double Big Mac, according to a report by the CBC. McDonald’s is trying desperately to reinvent itself as sales have shrunk for three consecutive years.