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  • 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...
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  • 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...