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  1. 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
  2. NFL concussion committee co-chairmen, Ira Casson and David Viano,...

    Commissioner Roger Goodell has sent a wide-ranging memo about concussions to NFL teams, saying the co-chairmen of the league's committee on head injuries have resigned.

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2009
  3. Philadelphia Eagles' Mike Patterson ruled out for training camp

    The Philadelphia Eagles have ruled out defensive tackle Mike Patterson for their entire training camp and possibly more because the incision where he had brain surgery in January hasn't fully healed.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2012
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. More retired players bring concussion lawsuit vs. NFL in Pennsylv...

    NFL officials conspired to hide evidence linking concussions to dementia and brain disease, seven retired players charge in the latest lawsuit filed on the subject.

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2012
  7. Detroit Lions' Jahvid Best (concussion) ruled out vs. Atlanta Fal...

    Detroit running back Jahvid Best has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Atlanta because of a concussion, and the Lions also put running back Jerome Harrison on the reserve/non-football illness list after he was reportedly diagnosed with a brain tumo

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2011
  8. More roster shuffling for Lions' backfield

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions have officially ended the season of running back Jerome Harrison, placing him on the reserve/non-football injury list. Harrison was diagnosed with a brain tumor during a physical following his since-voided trade to the Philadelphia ...

    Blog | October 21, 2011
  9. 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
  10. La Salle Explorers to pay $7.5M to former player's family

    A private university will pay $7.5 million to provide care to a football player who suffered a severe brain injury in a 2005 game, settling a case that questioned how the school handled a concussion the player allegedly suffered a month earlier.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2009