| Jul 11, 2012
| 2:59 PM
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.
| May 2, 2011
| 5:54 PM
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...
| Feb 26, 2011
| 11:17 AM
If neuropathologist Ann McKee finds that the brain of Dave Duerson is atrophied and stained with brown, it will be a sign the former Bears safety is the latest NFL player to be linked to a disease formerly associated mainly with boxers taking repeated...
| Feb 19, 2011
NFL player on Super Bowl-winning teams
Dave Duerson, 50, a four-time Pro Bowl safety who played on Super Bowl winners with the Chicago Bears and New York Giants, was found dead Thursday at his home in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla. Investigators...
| 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...
| 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...