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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Junior Seau had brain disease at time of suicide, tests show

     
    Advanced tests done at the National Institutes of Health on the brain of football star Junior Seau, who committed suicide in May, showed he had signs of a degenerative brain disease, the Associated Press reported. The examination of Seau's brain......
  • The final days of Dave Duerson

    The final days of Dave Duerson
    They call it The City of Sun and Sea, the Venice of America. Beautiful Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., is located on a barrier island surrounded by Miami, the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. The peach and white Ocean One building on Collins...
  • 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...
  • One year later, Duerson's family still coping

    One year later, Duerson's family still coping
    On Friday, a mother and her four children will drive to South Bend, Ind., to place flowers by a mausoleum. They will say a prayer. They will drive away, break bread, and then they will turn the page. That is how Alicia Duerson and her children —...
  • Former Chargers linebacker Junior Seau dies in apparent suicide

    Former Chargers linebacker Junior Seau dies in apparent suicide
    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...