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  1. Lester Munson: Questions, answers about NCAA concussion settlemen...

    Lester Munson

    With the settlement Tuesday of a 2011 class-action lawsuit, the NCAA agreed to provide $70 million to pay for medical testing of thousands of college athletes to determine whether they suffered brain injuries while playing contact sports. The settlem...

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2014
  2. NCAA settles head-injury lawsuit, to create $70 million fund

    The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2014
  3. RTC: Former Colt Utecht fears future

    Michael DiRocco

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Former Indianapolis Colts tight end Ben Utecht told a Senate hearing Wednesday that he's worried about his future because of his history of brain injuries. The Associated Press reports that Utecht, who played four seasons (20...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  4. Dan Marino files concussion lawsuit against NFL

    Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino is among the latest group of football players to file a concussion-related lawsuit against the National Football League.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Pitchers protective caps approved by Major League Baseball

    William Weinbaum

    On Tuesday morning, MLB informed its 30 teams that it has approved a protective hat for pitchers for the first time.

    Story | Conversation | January 28, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Two former Missouri Tigers sue NCAA over head injuries

    Two former Missouri football players are suing the NCAA in federal court over head injuries they suffered decades ago, joining a cascade of recent lawsuits against college sports' governing body related to traumatic brain injuries.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2013
  10. Former players sue NHL over concussions

    Ten former National Hockey League players, including All-Star forward Gary Leeman, claimed in a class-action lawsuit that the league hasn't done enough to protect players from concussions.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2013
  11. Three former football players sue NCAA over concussions

    Three former college football players have filed a federal lawsuit in Minnesota alleging that NCAA did not inform former players about the risks of concussions inherent in the sport.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2013
  12. Tony Dorsett and CTE in hockey and football

    Ken Dryden

    The unfair question we ask of athletes with brain injuries.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2013
  13. NCAA facing another concussion lawsuit

    Two more former college football players have filed a lawsuit against the NCAA stemming from concussions and brain injuries.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2013
  14. Former football players sue NCAA over concussions

    Three former college football players are suing the NCAA, saying it failed to educate them about the risks of concussions and not doing enough to prevent, diagnose and treat brain injuries.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  15. 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
  16. 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