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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ex-Bear Shaun Gayle sues NFL over head injuries

    Ex-Bear Shaun Gayle sues NFL over head injuries
    Former Chicago Bears defensive back Shaun Gayle has filed a lawsuit against the National Football League, joining hundreds of former players who say repeated head injuriesthey suffered on the field have produced debilitating health effects. Gayle alleged...
  • Duerson's brain was damaged, study shows

    Duerson's brain was damaged, study shows
    For the family of Dave Duerson, the announcement Monday that scientists found signs of damage in his brain may shed some light on the Chicago Bears star's erratic behavior. But for the National Football League, the findings add to questions about whether...
  • 49ers great enjoyed fame, awaits pain

    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...
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  • Seven ways to protect your child's brain

    Seven ways to protect your child's brain
    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...