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  1. Judge again rejects NFL's $765M concussion settlement

    A federal judge in Philadelphia has declined to approve deals for another batch of retired players suing the NFL over concussion-linked claims.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
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  3. Nine former Kansas City Chiefs join brain injury lawsuit

    Hall of Famers Albert Lewis and Art Still are among nine former Kansas City Chiefs players who have joined a lawsuit that contends the team hid the risks of permanent brain injuries from repeated concussions.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2013
  4. NFL settlement awaits preliminary approval as concern arises over...

    Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru

    When the NFL concussion settlement was announced, the more than 4,500 players who had sued were assured that no part of the $765 million deal would go to lawyers. But a recent dispute involving the players' lead negotiator confirms otherwise.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2013
  5. Giants owner Mara: 'It's a good settlement'

    Ohm Youngmisuk

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The NFL reached a tentative $765 million settlement over concussion-related brain injuries among its 18,000 retired players. The agreement, announced Thursday, will compensate victims, pay for medical exams and underwrite rese...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  6. Eugene Robinson calls agreement 'huge'

    David Newton

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Former NFL safety Eugene Robinson called the $765 million settlement the league reached with retired players suffering from concussion-related brain injuries "a huge deal." Now a member of the Carolina Panthers' radio broadcast ...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  7. Judge -- NFL, players settle concussion suit

    A federal judge says the NFL and more than 4,500 former players and family members want to settle concussion-related lawsuits for $765 million.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2013
  8. Central figure in NFL's concussion crisis appointed years ago to ...

    Steve Fainaru and John Barr

    For years, Dr. Elliot Pellman has been a central figure in the NFL's concussion crisis.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2013
  9. Colorado jury finds Riddell negligent in helmet lawsuit

    A lawyer says a Colorado jury has awarded $11.5 million to a man whose family sued helmet maker Riddell Inc. and his coaches over brain injuries from a high school football practice in 2008.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2013
  10. Goodell talks concussion prevention deal

    Darren Rovell

    On Monday, the NFL and General Electric forged a partnership to help drive new and innovative approaches to diagnosing and treating brain injuries. The two business titans announced a $40 million research commitment and, with Under Armour, welcomed a...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  11. Junior Seau's family files wrongful death suit vs. NFL

    The family of Junior Seau has sued the NFL, claiming the former linebacker's suicide was the result of brain disease caused by violent hits he sustained while playing football.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2013
  12. Dean Sicking turns attention to football - NFL Racing NASCAR

    Terry Blount

    A decade after engineer Dean Sicking revolutionized racing safety, he's turned his attention to another sport. The race is on to design a better football helmet, and Sicking is all in.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2012
  13. NFL's disability board concluded playing football caused brain in...

    Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada

    The NFL's disability board concluded playing football caused brain injuries, even as officials issued denials for years .

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2012
  14. PodKast: Steve James on "Head Games," concussions and reality TV

    Andy Kamenetzky

    Over the last few years, there has been a heightened awareness about concussions, brain injuries and the long-term risks potentially faced by athletes as the result of playing contact sports (and even sports commonly designated as "non-contact.") It'...

    Blog | September 22, 2012
  15. When former football players commit suicide, some see connection ...

    Mike Fish

    Researchers and medical experts, including leaders in the study of CTE, caution against rushing to judgment when a former football player commits suicide.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2012
  16. National Football League launches wellness program for players

    In an offseason marked by Junior Seau's suicide and scores of lawsuits over brain injuries, the NFL on Thursday launched a comprehensive wellness program for current and retired players -- including a confidential mental health phone line.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2012
  17. Former NFL players say league hid brain injury links

    Scores of lawsuits involving thousands of former players touched by concussions and brain injuries have been consolidated into one master complaint, setting up a massive and potentially costly case for the NFL.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2012