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Derrick Johnson, a Laurel resident, was playing defensive back for the University of North Carolina in 2002 when he went for a tackle on a third-down play. "I went in low for a tackle and took a knee to the head," Johnson said of the game at Florida...
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...
From what he remembers, and it isn't much, Cameron Williams was cold. On a steaming autumn day last year in Burtonsville, the 13-year-old shivered as he walked back to his Unity Thunder football team's huddle, barely able to keep his eyes open. Dizzy,...
To properly know who Ronnie Lott is, and what he has become, it is important to know who he was. Also, it needs to be established that Lott will be 52 on May 8, which makes him, in the ongoing discussion of the long-term impact of NFL injuries, a...
Pittsburgh Post-GazetteThe massive legal action brought by former players against the National Football League has been known as a concussion lawsuit. But make no mistake, experts say. The brain degeneration known as CTE is at the heart of the civil suits by more than 5,000...
The family of a veteran National Hockey League player has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit in Chicago, alleging the league was responsible for his being supplied with excessive amounts of painkillers during six seasons as an "enforcer." The lawsuit, filed...
The family of the Derek Boogaard has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the National Hockey League, claiming the league is responsible for the brain damage the player suffered during six seasons as an "enforcer" and for his addiction to painkillers....
Tags: Laws, New York Rangers, Ice Hockey, Litigation, OxyContin (drug)
Pittsburgh Post-GazetteChris Henry was a fleet wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals. During his five seasons with the team, he developed a reputation as a talented athlete on the field but a bad boy off it, even though those who knew him well say he was typically quiet...
With all that college beef on parade this week, the NFL draft is a wonder of sports marketing, a televised pageant for the multibillion-dollar American football industry. But there's something football fans should know: Football is dead in America....
The silence in room 401 created peace and serenity. Former Bears guard Revie Sorey suffered a massive stroke on March 25, 2012, leaving the once eloquent and enthusiastic community leader barely able to utter a word. I visited my rehabbing friend...
DigitalPlus members now can revisit the tragic story of a late football star who had helped the 1985 Chicago Bears to a Super Bowl victory. The Chicago Tribune’s latest e-book, “Duerson: Triumph, Trauma and Tragedy in the NFL,” tells the...
One afternoon in early January, I took a tour of the refurbished Memorial Stadium in Berkeley with a pair of architects from the firm HNTB. For me it was a visit brimming with nostalgia: I grew up about three miles north of the stadium, in the Berkeley...
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