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  1. Former New England Patriots fan favorite Mosi Tatupu suffered fro...

    Former New England Patriots running back Mosi Tatupu, who died of a heart attack in 2010 at the age of 54, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a disease that has been linked to football-related head trauma.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2015
  2. Dave Duerson family files objection to NFL concussion settlement

    Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru

    The family of Dave Duerson, the former Chicago Bears defensive back who committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest to preserve his brain for study, filed an objection to the NFL concussion settlement Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2014
  3. Amobi Okoye of Dallas Cowboys intent on unprecedented return

    Todd Archer

    Cowboys defensive tackle Amobi Okoye was cleared by doctors Thursday for full football activities 13 months after being placed in a medically-induced coma at a Houston hospital to stabilize recurring seizures.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2014
  4. Son of ex-Bears RB has rare brain tumor

    Jeff Dickerson

    CHICAGO - Former Chicago Bears running back Adrian Peterson and his wife, Angela, recently received devastating news when the couple's 6-year-old son A.J., the eldest of their four children, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor known as Diffu...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  5. Super Bowl XLVIII predictions -- ESPN staff picks for the big gam...

    ESPN's pro football brain trust assembles its list of predictions for Super Bowl XLVIII.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Pac-12 lunch links: Wilson might be a steal

    Ted Miller

    People who confuse brains and luck can get in a whole lot of trouble. Seeing through the game is not the same as winning the game. Former Arizona QB Matt Scott will get his chance in Jacksonville. Just because Arizona State didn't have any draf...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  8. OTL: George Visger, The Damage Done

    Patrick Hruby

    Football made George Visger the man he is today, for better and for worse.

    Eticket | Conversation | January 29, 2013
  9. UCLA study finds signs of CTE in living former NFL players for th...

    Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada

    Brain scans performed on five former NFL players revealed images of the protein that causes football-related brain damage -- the first time researchers have identified signs of the crippling disease in living players.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2013
  10. Safe to say Bears should sit Cutler

    Jon Greenberg

    CHICAGO -- It's difficult to argue that Jay Cutler should play Monday night in San Francisco. We know too much about the brain and concussions. We know too little. I don't want to browbeat Chicago Bears fans into feeling guilty about liking...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  11. Jay Cutler should sit Chicago Bears' next game as NFL gets seriou...

    Jon Greenberg

    Cutler should sit on Monday as the NFL gets serious about concussions.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2012
  12. 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
  13. Junior Seau's family donates brain tissue for research

    Junior Seau's family has donated some of his brain tissue for research amid questions about whether damage from his football career contributed to his decision to commit suicide, officials said Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2012
  14. Junior Seau family to allow concussion study of brain

    Junior Seau's family will allow researchers to study his brain for signs he was suffering from damage done by concussions, the Chargers's team chaplain has told the Los Angeles Times.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2012
  15. Police say Ray Easterling, former Atlanta Falcon, committed suici...

    Former Atlanta Falcons safety Ray Easterling's death has been ruled a suicide, Richmond police captain Yvonne Crowder told FOXSports.com on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2012
  16. Dave Duerson concussion lawsuit should put NFL on defensive

    Lester Munson

    The way his family sees it, Dave Duerson's tragic end had only one cause, and their lawsuit against the NFL spells it out in powerful fashion. Plus, the quest for truth in the Ryan Braun case.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2012