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  • Review: 'Why Football Matters' by Mark Edmundson

    Review: 'Why Football Matters' by Mark Edmundson
    Mark Edmundson's new memoir about his days playing high school football, "Why Football Matters: My Education in the Game," arrives at a time when the sport's role in American society has become one of serious contradictions. On the one hand, football...
  • Review: 'Football' edited by John Schulian

    Review: 'Football' edited by John Schulian
    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...
  • Deion Sanders, critic of NFL concussion suits, seeks workers' comp

    Deion Sanders, critic of NFL concussion suits, seeks workers' comp
    During the pregame show before February's Super Bowl in New Orleans, Deion Sanders shared his thoughts about the thousands of former football players filing concussion lawsuits against the National Football League. "The game is a safe game," the...
  • Gary Fencik ready to tackle concussion issue

    Gary Fencik ready to tackle concussion issue
    There has been a lot of talk about concussions in sports lately, sometimes in unexpected places. "It's a tremendous issue and it's gaining traction," says former Bears safety Gary Fencik. "When I go to (Bears) alumni weekend games, no one is talking...
  • NFL must think we're all brain-damaged

    Welcome to the Chicago stop of the NFL’s "Hypocrisy Across America Tour." The NFL, whose sport causes brain damage, paid off a bunch of former players who have brain damage without admitting it contributed to the brain damage. Anyone who...
  • Review: 'Monsters' by Rich Cohen

    Review: 'Monsters' by Rich Cohen
    This is a football city, and that is because we (or most of us) still like to think we live in a rough-and-tumble town. The echo of Carl Sandburg remains strong. He called the city “alive and coarse and strong and cunning” and endowed it...
  • Ex-Ravens QB Cullen Finnerty died of pneumonia, had degenerative brain disease, autopsy says

    Ex-Ravens QB Cullen Finnerty died of pneumonia, had degenerative brain disease, autopsy says
    Former Ravens reserve quarterback Cullen Finnerty died from pneumonia triggered by swallowing his own vomit, according to an autopsy report published today by the Associated Press. Finnerty was also diagnosed with the degenerative brain disease, chronic...
  • NFL, former players reach $765 million settlement over concussions

    NFL, former players reach $765 million settlement over concussions
    The National Football League and more than 4,500 retired players, including former Ravens and Baltimore Colts, reached a $765 million settlement Thursday over concussion-related lawsuits. The settlement comes a week before the NFL kicks off the 2013...
  • State panel rejected injury claim by NFL's Dorsett

    State panel rejected injury claim by NFL's Dorsett
    A brain-injury claim by former National Football League player Tony Dorsett was thrown out by a California workers' compensation panel just months before he was diagnosed with early signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a debilitating condition...
  • Stanford runner Jessica Tonn sues NCAA over concussions

    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...
  • Up against the NFL

    Up against the NFL
    The question was one Hunter Hillenmeyer didn't want to answer. It was 2010, and the Bears had just placed him on injured reserve after the third publicly documented concussion of his eight-year career. After meeting with reporters at Halas Hall, he was...