| 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...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 2:23 PM
The late Junior Seau's younger brother Tony has died, according to U-T San Diego.
The family told the paper that Tony Seau, 36, died Thursday of an unknown cause.
Junior Seau, a former All-Pro NFL linebacker, took his own life in May 2012 at his...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Professional and collegiate sports have been on twin tracks in terms of bad publicity, each besieged by former players who have sought legal remedies to what they see as abusive systems. "League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis" received an assist...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Football is a violent game, even its fans must admit, and might celebrate.
There are parts of it that aren't violent, of course — the throwing and catching and running. But they are accompanied, and made possible, by the smashing and hitting and...
| 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...
| 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 11, 2013
| 4:20 PM
The 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson has died from injuries sustained in an alleged assault by the boyfriend of the child's mother, according to police in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Joseph Patterson, the mother's 27-year-old boyfriend,...
| 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...
| Nov 7, 2013
The NFL flourishes and we enable.
Some 300-pound guy named Richie Incognito allegedly bullies a Miami Dolphins teammate, makes him pay for veterans' trips because the guy is a rookie, reportedly hurls racial slurs and death threats at him and gets...
| 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...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Former NFL great Harry Carson has a message for parents: Don't let your kid play football until you see what we've learned about head injuries.
Carson, a Hall of Fame linebacker for the New York Giants, is the star witness for "League of Denial: The...