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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Dave Duerson's brain study results to be out Monday

    The Boston University center that studies brain injuries to professional athletes says it will release the findings on former NFL player Dave Duerson on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2011
  4. Plaintiffs depict NFL as apathetic to concussions

    In interviews conducted with a dozen plaintiffs in concussion-related lawsuits, what emerged was, at best, a depiction of a culture of indifference on the part of the NFL toward concussions and other injuries.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2012
  5. Seventy-five ex-players sue NFL over concussions

    Seventy-five former players are suing the NFL, claiming the league intentionally withheld knowledge of the damaging effects of concussions for 90 years.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2011
  6. Cutler's concussion was at least his fifth

    Kevin Seifert

    As the NFL continues it emphasis on brain injury research, a primary question revolves around recurring concussions. Namely: Are players who suffer a concussion more susceptible to them in the future? In that vein, kudos to Brad Biggs for the Chic...

    Blog | October 14, 2010
  7. Harry Carson, a Hall of Fame linebacker who played for the New Yo...

    Greg Garber

    Hall of Fame linebacker Harry Carson has mild post-concussional syndrome. He struggles with long-term memory, attention and concentration. But he is clear about this point: Players' brains are being bruised, and their lives are permanently affected.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2010
  8. NFL players in harm's way

    Greg Garber

    Today's bigger, stronger and faster players are paying a heavy price for the ever-increasing violence on the field.

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2004