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  1. Jim Caldwell won't discuss Joique Bell's possible concussion

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. - Joique Bell may have suffered a concussion Sunday against the New York Jets, but Jim Caldwell won't discuss that. Despite the focus the NFL has placed on brain injuries over the past few seasons, Caldwell said he would continue...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  2. Data estimates 3 in 10 NFL retirees face cognitive woes

    Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada

    Nearly three in 10 former NFL players will develop at least moderate neurocognitive problems and qualify for payments under the proposed $765 million concussion settlement, according to data prepared for ex-players' lawyers and made public Friday.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  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. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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