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  • 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...
  • New details emerge about Duerson suicide

    New details emerge about Duerson suicide
    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...
  • 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...
  • Study confirms NFL player's brain damage

    Study confirms NFL player's brain damage
    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...
  • 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...
  • Study that rates football helmets could have a lasting impact

    Study that rates football helmets could have a lasting impact
    Stefan Duma is unlikely to join Bruce Smith, Frank Beamer and Michael Vick on Virginia Tech football's Mount Rushmore. But his contributions to the game may prove as enduring as any sack, game plan or touchdown pass. A professor at the Virginia Tech-Wake...
  • New focus on concussions is altering prep athletics

    New focus on concussions is altering prep athletics
    The scowl that creased Troy Piccinini's face on a recent afternoon was not the game face of a football player, at least not this fall. Piccinini, 16, just had struggled through tests of his short-term memory and other cognitive functions. After suffering...
  • The '85 Bears finally get their White House due

    The '85 Bears finally get their White House due
    We knew this was a unique story. After a quarter century, the Chicago Bears were coming to the White House for a celebration of their victory in Super Bowl XX.  The long delay was a product of tragic circumstances. Two days after the Bears beat the New...
  • Football Dangers: An Increasingly Guilty Pleasure

    Football Dangers: An Increasingly Guilty Pleasure
    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...