| Aug 29, 2014
There was never a question, for those who read the sports pages of the bygone Chicago Daily News or the Chicago Sun-Times, that John Schulian was a writer of immense, eloquent talent. Here he is in 1981, opening a column about Skip Dillard and Bernard...
| 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...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:37 PM
Contention over the proposed NFL concussion settlement spilled into court filings Thursday when an attorney for the family of the late Chicago Bears defensive back Dave Duerson filed a motion to depose Christopher Seeger, co-lead counsel for the retired...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 7:38 PM
Almost 6,000 of more than 19,000 former NFL players will develop cognitive problems serious enough to be compensated under the league's proposed concussion settlement, according to documents filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia.
| Sep 8, 2014
| 4:26 PM
Seven months ago, a video of now-former Baltimore running back Ray Rice dragging his unconscious fiancee out of an elevator surfaced. Monday saw the release of the full tape, a savage affair where Rice completely knocks out his wife and coolly steps...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 12:14 PM
A Stanford distance runner became the first active Division I-A athlete to sue the NCAA over concussions Wednesday.
In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Jessica Tonn accused the NCAA of inadequately educating...
| 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,&...