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  • Duerson services set for Saturday on South Side

    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...
  • Former teammates gather for Duerson funeral

    Former teammates gather for Duerson funeral
    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...
  • Junior Seau's brain tissue to be studied

    Junior Seau's brain tissue to be studied
    SAN DIEGO - Brain tissue from deceased NFL star Junior Seau has been sent to the National Institutes of Health for study to determine whether his brain suffered damage from his football career, the San Diego County medical examiner said Thursday. The...
  • Family of ex-Bear Dave Duerson sues over his suicide

    Family of ex-Bear Dave Duerson sues over his suicide
    Former Chicago Bear Dave Duerson’s family today sued the NFL over his suicide last year, claiming the league for decades had known that concussions from playing football cause brain damage but  deliberately concealed that information from players,...
  • Ex-NFL star Junior Seau found dead

    Ex-NFL star Junior Seau found dead
    Former NFL linebacker Junior Seau was found dead Wednesday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head at his Oceanside, Calif., home. His girlfriend found him dead in his bed, according to law enforcement sources. Oceanside police didn't...
  • Seau death follows suicides by other athletes

    Seau death follows suicides by other athletes
    OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- The apparent suicide by former San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau fueled speculation Thursday that head injuries may be taking a toll on professional athletes later in life. A number of  high-profile football players who...
  • Junior Seau's death the latest in string of NFL suicides

    Junior Seau's death the latest in string of NFL suicides
    Tragedy strikes yet another NFL. Police say former linebacker Junior Seau was found unconscious with a gunshot wound to his chest Wednesday.  The 43-year-old's death is being investigated as a suicide. Former Houston Oilers wide receiver Haywood Jeffries...
  • More former players suing NFL over head trauma

    More former players suing NFL over head trauma
    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...
  • Steinberg: Seau's death raises many questions

    Steinberg: Seau's death raises many questions
    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....
  • Seau's family revisits decision on donating his brain

    Seau's family revisits decision on donating his brain
    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...
  • Football: America's dangerous game

    Football: America's dangerous game
    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...