| Feb 24, 2011
| 7:33 AM
Services for former Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson, who authorities say killed himself last week, will be held Saturday at a South Side church.
Duerson, who died Feb. 17 in Sunny Isles, Fla., was a native of Muncie, Ind., and a member of the Super...
| Feb 26, 2011
| 12:30 PM
Former teammates and friends solemnly gathered Saturday morning to attend the funeral of former Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church on the city's South Side.
Hundreds of mourners filled the main floor and balcony of...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 10:38 PM
More details have emerged about the suicide of Dave Duerson, with an autopsy report describing how the former Chicago Bears safety placed a folded American flag at the head of his bed before shooting himself in the chest.
The autopsy report from the...
| Apr 22, 2011
To properly know who Ronnie Lott is, and what he has become, it is important to know who he was.
Also, it needs to be established that Lott will be 52 on May 8, which makes him, in the ongoing discussion of the long-term impact of NFL injuries, a...
| May 11, 2011
| 6:31 PM
I have an update to a story I brought you a couple of months ago. Examination of the brain of Dave Duerson shows signs of the degenerative disease linked to concussions.
Duerson killed himself and left instructions to study his brain. Duerson had at...
| May 3, 2011
The chilling news that Chicago Bears star Dave Duerson suffered brain damage from repetitive blows to the head raises an obvious question for parents of young athletes: How can we protect our kids?
One free strategy is to “dramatically reduce the...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 8:57 PM
It's not just a game, sports can be a life changing experience. There's a proposal in the Kansas legislature dealing with athletes and head injuries.
It's backed by the Kansas Medical Society and outlines rules for when middle and high school...
| May 4, 2012
| 5:19 AM
More than 100 former NFL players have joined a lawsuit against the league over head trauma caused by football.
They join more than 1500 plaintiffs who claim the NFL knew about the long-term brain damage caused by repeated concussions, but didn't tell its...
| May 5, 2012
| 9:51 PM
The self-inflicted death of legendary NFL linebacker Junior Seau sent a shockwave throughout the world of sports last week.
The local community is aware of Seau because he was an amazingly impactful roving defensive powerhouse for USC from 1987 to 1989....
| May 6, 2012
| 7:21 PM
SAN DIEGO - The family of Junior Seau is revisiting the decision to allow his brain to be examined for possible injuries from his football career.
"The Seau family is currently revisiting several important family decisions and placing them on hold in...
| May 8, 2012
| 11:47 AM
We may never know exactly why Junior Seau died, of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest, at his home in San Diego on May 2. Suicide is commonly the result of depression, and perhaps Mr. Seau had a mood disorder that had nothing to do...