| Feb 18, 2011
| 8:28 AM
Former Notre Dame football and Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson was found dead Thurday night at his Miami home.
The coroner confirmed Duerson's death but did give a cause. Right now police are calling this an "unclassified death." They are waiting on...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 8:10 PM
SOUTH BEND — In a statement issued through a family friend Tuesday, the family of Corwin Brown thanked friends, former teammates, coaches and police who helped save his life.
"Corwin inflicted the most serious harm to himself and his family with...
| Aug 26, 2011
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...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 2:17 PM
(First of two parts)
They crash together with ferocity.
Helmets collide. Teeth clench. Feet pound.
It is practice day for the Granger Rocket Football league, and the gathered boys - ages 9, 10, 11, 12 - are going through the standard tackling and...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 9:43 AM
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...
| Oct 8, 2011
— "This is as much fun as I will have as president of the United States."
All presidents resort to hyperbole now and again. But one had the sense President Barack Obama meant it as he stood on the South Lawn of the White House on a sunny Friday...