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  1. Pop Warner youth football participation drops; NFL concussion cri...

    Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada

    Pop Warner youth football saw participation drop 9.5 percent between 2010-12. Officials said several factors played a role, but the organization's chief medical officer cited concerns about head injuries as probably "the No. 1 one cause."

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2013
  2. New book, "League of Denial," says NFL used its resources and pow...

    Don Van Natta Jr.

    The NFL conducted a two-decade campaign to deny a growing body of scientific research that showed a link between playing football and brain damage, according to an excerpt from a new book co-authored by a pair of ESPN investigative reporters.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2013
  3. Older players may be cut from NFL settlement; concerns growing ab...

    Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada

    The proposed NFL concussion settlement would disqualify some of the first players diagnosed with football-related brain damage, sources familiar with the agreement told "Outside the Lines."

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2013
  4. UCLA study finds signs of CTE in living former NFL players for th...

    Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada

    Brain scans performed on five former NFL players revealed images of the protein that causes football-related brain damage -- the first time researchers have identified signs of the crippling disease in living players.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2013
  5. NFL retirement board ruling seems like slam dunk for players, but...

    Lester Munson

    The logic seems inevitable: If an NFL disability board decided 12 years ago after a contested hearing that concussions cause serious damage, the NFL should be legally required to admit now and forever that concussions cause serious damage.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2012
  6. Sources -- Forensic pathologist credited with identifying CTE inv...

    Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru

    The forensic pathologist who first identified chronic brain damage as a factor in the deaths of some NFL players flew to San Diego on Thursday to participate in the autopsy of Junior Seau, two sources with knowledge of the case told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2012
  7. Chris Henry of the Cincinnati Bengals had brain damage when he di...

    Johnette Howard

    Nobody wants to hear what doctors discovered about the damage to the brain of the late Chris Henry, but we all need to listen and reconsider the danger in the game of football.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2010
  8. Andrew "Test" Martin suffered from postconcussion brain damage, r...

    Greg Garber

    Dr. Bennet Omalu, co-director of the Brain Injury Research Institute, tells ESPN.com that professional wrestler Andrew "Test" Martin, who died in March, suffered from brain damage stemming from repeated blows to the head.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2009
  9. Management, former players face off during congressional hearings...

    Aging NFL retirees told Congress that playing pro football left them with broken bodies, brain damage and empty bank accounts. Lawmakers said they may get involved if a better pension and disability system isn't created.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2007
  10. Junior Seau family to allow concussion study of brain

    Junior Seau's family will allow researchers to study his brain for signs he was suffering from damage done by concussions, the Chargers's team chaplain has told the Los Angeles Times.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2012
  11. Report: Signs of damage linked to dementia in Strzelczyk's brain

    A former Pittsburgh Steelers lineman who died three years ago after leading police on a high-speed chase had signs of a brain condition causing dementia and depression found in three other ex-NFL players.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2007