| Sep 27, 2012
*** (out of four)
At some point your mom or dad probably said, “It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt.” Ralphie from “A Christmas Story” knows what I’m talking about.
Many people participating in activities...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 2:23 PM
SAN DIEGO - Brain tissue from deceased NFL star Junior Seau has been sent to the National Institutes of Health for study to determine whether his brain suffered damage from his football career, the San Diego County medical examiner said Thursday.
| Nov 23, 2012
| 4:15 PM
An initial response to Ed Reed's one-game suspension this week was a shrug. It didn't really matter, anyway. His Baltimore Ravens are playing the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.
It got sillier as other reactions poured in.
Baltimore Sun columnist Mike...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 5:00 PM
Are you ready for some football? First, however, are you ready for some autopsies?
The opening of the NFL training camps coincided with the closing of the investigation into the April suicide by gunshot of Ray Easterling, 62, an eight-season NFL safety...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 6:23 PM
What happened to Daniel Brett is the worst-case scenario.
After constant, excruciating headaches that stemmed from multiple concussions and months of unsuccessful treatment, the 16-year-old chose suicide as the way to free himself from the pain.
| Nov 15, 2012
| 6:12 PM
Without hesitation or apology Thursday at Halas Hall, Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher admitted again that he would lie about having a concussion to stay in a game.
The irony was you admired Urlacher's honesty. In the midst of Chicago's weeklong...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 3:45 PM
OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- Former NFL linebacker Junior Seau had no alcohol or illicit drugs in his system when he committed suicide in May.
The toxicology results did show use of the sleep aid zolpidem, which is marketed under the name Ambien.
But, no traces...
| May 3, 2012
Through her tears, Luisa Seau said that there had been no warning of this. How could her son, Junior, who had so much promise in his life and during a glittery football career, want to kill himself? "I don't understand," she wailed.
But Seau, 43, a...
| May 2, 2012
| 12:37 PM
Former NFL linebacker Junior Seau was found dead Wednesday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head at his Oceanside, Calif., home.
His girlfriend found him dead in his bed, according to law enforcement sources.
Oceanside police didn't...
| May 3, 2012
| 8:15 AM
OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- The apparent suicide by former San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau fueled speculation Thursday that head injuries may be taking a toll on professional athletes later in life.
A number of high-profile football players who...
| May 3, 2012
| 2:54 PM
Tragedy strikes yet another NFL. Police say former linebacker Junior Seau was found unconscious with a gunshot wound to his chest Wednesday. The 43-year-old's death is being investigated as a suicide.
Former Houston Oilers wide receiver Haywood Jeffries...