| Jan 1, 2014
| 1:36 PM
A Kansas City Chiefs linebacker was suffering from concussion-related brain damage when he went on a rampage and killed his girlfriend and then himself in 2012, a new lawsuit claims, and the player's mother wants to hold the team responsible.
| Dec 29, 2013
While the National Football League remains the most successful sports entity in America, its foundations are being shaken by a looming health crisis. For more than two decades, evidence has been mounting that concussions associated with playing football...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 1:35 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Former Kansas City Chiefs' linebacker Jovan Belcher's body has been exhumed more than a year after he killed his girlfriend and himself so that his brain can be examined for signs of a degenerative condition linked to repeated...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Something was wrong. Mark Duper knew it. He became angry for no reason. He became depressed for days. He went to a store, then stood there unable to remember why he was there. He'd get in a conversation and forget a friend's name.
"And not just any...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Ridley Scott is attached to direct an untitled film that will center on the physical and psychological effects of concussions on football players.
Scott will produce along with Giannina Facio.
The drama will revolve around pro football players who...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:37 PM
A brain-injury claim by former National Football League player Tony Dorsett was thrown out by a California workers' compensation panel just months before he was diagnosed with early signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a debilitating condition...
| Aug 15, 2013
Football periodically faces extinction, but never has the game been enveloped in a crisis as odd as the current one. Just when the game plays safer than at any time in its 144-year history, its critics threaten to make the game history. Sportswriter Frank...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 5:54 PM
During the pregame show before February's Super Bowl in New Orleans, Deion Sanders shared his thoughts about the thousands of former football players filing concussion lawsuits against the National Football League.
"The game is a safe game," the...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 10:48 AM
Bill Dwyre, who served as sports editor for the Los Angeles Times for a quarter of a century, wrote Tuesday that "the NFL deserves to go away, to be banished from our sight forever."
When football's natural amen corner raises pitchforks and torches...
| Oct 16, 2013
Steve James' provocative documentary on concussions in sports, "Head Games," explores the science and indicts the powerful. But his storytelling truly excels when everyday moms, dads and kids reveal their hopes, fears and grief.
A Hampton native,...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Could a spring-loaded fly swatter save NFL football players and Iraq war veterans from the effects of concussions and traumatic brain injuries?
Before you shrug off that question, geneticist Barry Ganetzky at the University of Wisconsin-Madison...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Welcome to the Chicago stop of the NFL’s "Hypocrisy Across America Tour."
The NFL, whose sport causes brain damage, paid off a bunch of former players who have brain damage without admitting it contributed to the brain damage. Anyone who...