Concussions in sports

Sun coverage of concussions, with in-depth reporting on the health of retired NFL players

  • NFLPA set to rebut claims

    Union to dispute retirees' accounts on its Web site

  • Ex-players making gains on benefits

    Earlier this week, Brent Boyd walked into Room 253 of the Russell Senate Office Building, noticed the sharp wood paneling and the three low-hanging chandeliers. The first thing he thought was, "This is the most opulent room I've been in." The second was, "What the hell am I doing in here?" Exactly...

  • Ditka song hails ex-players

    Football fans don't think of red-faced, gravel-voiced Mike Ditka as a musician. But the former Chicago Bears coach said yesterday that he helped write a country song - he also does a voiceover - about aging NFL heroes tentatively called "Love of the Game." Ditka's five-minute song, soon to be sold...

  • Upshaw asking Congress for help

    NFLPA chief seeks reform in disability benefits for retired players

  • NFL feud goes to Congress

    Ex-players, Upshaw to testify at Senate hearing on disability benefits

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