| Dec 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Three Sundays ago, during the New England Patriots' football game against the Cleveland Browns, the collective heart of Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., stopped: In the middle of the third quarter, after tight end Rob Gronkowski caught a pass for...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:39 PM
The numbers of kids playing football at the Pop Warner and youth levels in this country has dropped precipitously according to a report released this past week. For Pop Warner football alone, that's a drop of over 9 percent, or about 23,000 kids. The...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Former Ravens reserve quarterback Cullen Finnerty died from pneumonia triggered by swallowing his own vomit, according to an autopsy report published today by the Associated Press.
Finnerty was also diagnosed with the degenerative brain disease, chronic...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:18 PM
The National Football League and more than 4,500 retired players, including former Ravens and Baltimore Colts, reached a $765 million settlement Thursday over concussion-related lawsuits.
The settlement comes a week before the NFL kicks off the 2013...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:54 AM
When the regents of the University System of Maryland meet on Friday, they need to add to their agenda a discussion of Derek Sheely, the Frostburg State University student who died two years ago of head trauma sustained in football practice.
| Jan 29, 2013
| 12:54 PM
President Barack Obama and Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed have something in common.
Both love the game of football but would be hesitant to expose a son to its physical dangers.
"I am a big football fan, but I have to tell you, if I had a son, I'd...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 8:42 PM
Reading the eyes of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Ravens cornerback Corey Graham broke on the football and undercut wide receiver Brandon Stokley to intercept the four-time NFL Most Valuable Player in overtime.
The pivotal turnover set up...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Filed under: Etc., Safety, Technology, Celebrities We're going to switch gears and step away from the automotive realm for a minute and talk about football. It's one of America's favorite sports, with pro and college teams duking it out on the gridiron...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 10:19 AM
The estate of Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Webster has sued the NFL over concussions the Pittsburgh Steelers center sustained during his career.
Webster's is one of six estates of deceased former players among the 66 plaintiffs in the lawsuit that...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:24 AM
When Kain Colter stood up in front of the media Tuesday, it wasn’t as a star college football player.
Those days are done, but it didn’t stop the former Northwestern quarterback from making what some believe to be a game-changing play....
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:46 PM
Ask any former NHL player who's about 45 or older if he ever had a concussion and he's likely to say he got his bell rung once or twice but went back out and played. It was unthinkable not to. Stoicism was — and is — as much a part of the game...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 2:12 AM
The NHL suspended Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton for 15 games without pay for punching and injuring unsuspecting Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik in a Dec. 7 game. Orpik hasn’t played since.
“It says volumes about getting...