| Oct 14, 2014
| 8:21 PM
The family of former Bears defensive back Dave Duerson is among a group of 10 parties that filed an objection to the NFL concussion lawsuit settlement Tuesday.
ESPN first reported the filing and posted a copy of the 34-page document on its website....
| Oct 10, 2014
| 1:17 PM
A federal judge denied four motions Thursday seeking to delay the Tuesday deadline for retired players and their families to opt out of the proposed NFL concussion deal.
Attorneys representing the families of late NFL players Lewis Bush and Dave Duerson...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 8:55 PM
Amid the unrelenting furor surrounding the NFL and domestic violence the past three weeks, a critically important story concerning football, and all collision sports slipped by virtually unnoticed.
A projection was made from NFL documents in the...
| Jul 15, 2014
Chicago football fans need no reminding of the danger the game poses to the brains of players. Former Bears All-Pro safety Dave Duerson dramatized it when he committed suicide in 2011, shooting himself in the chest. He wanted his brain to be intact so...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 10:13 AM
Attorneys representing 214 retired NFL players filed an emergency motion late Tuesday to delay the league’s proposed concussion settlement.
The motion, filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, seeks to push two key deadlines into next year to...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 10:16 PM
An Oklahoma woman says in a lawsuit that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones paid her for at least four years to prevent her from reporting an alleged sexual assault.
Jana Weckerly's attorney, Thomas Bowers, filed an updated lawsuit Monday that accuses...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 11:55 AM
Dwight Hollier's first career was a passion. His current career is more akin to a crusade.
The Peninsula native and former NFL linebacker counsels players — past, present and future — on life beyond the field. He takes his own experiences...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 6:46 PM
Jim McMahon recalls hanging out with former Super Bowl XX Bears teammate Dave Duerson about a month before Duerson committed suicide, shooting himself in the chest Feb. 17, 2011.
“He was a lot more quiet than I originally had known him to be,&...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 4:42 PM
Attorneys for the family of late Chicago Bears defensive back Dave Duerson filed an emergency motion Friday to delay the Oct. 14 deadline for retired NFL players and their families to opt out of the proposed NFL concussion deal.
The motion, filed in U....
| Sep 15, 2014
| 12:23 PM
In the latest dispute over the proposed NFL concussion settlement, a group of retired players has asked a federal court for permission to question the league about brain injuries and the negotiations that led to the deal.
Filed in U.S. District Court in...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 1:28 PM
It had to be so hard for Casey Cochran to stop playing football. Here was a record-setting high school quarterback from Monroe, son of a legendary high school coach, now the starting quarterback at UConn.
The gridiron world was his oyster, but for one...