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  1. 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
  2. Former NFL stars Tony Dorsett, Leonard Marshall, Joe DeLameilleur...

    William Weinbaum and Steve Delsohn

    Pro Football Hall of Famers Tony Dorsett and Joe DeLamielleure and NFL All-Pro Leonard Marshall have been diagnosed as having signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative condition caused by head trauma and linked to depression and dementia.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2013
  3. New book reveals the moment the NFL could no longer ignore concus...

    Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru

    In ESPN The Magazine, an excerpt from League of Denial reveals the moment the NFL realized it could no longer ignore the concussion science it had spent years trying to dismiss.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2013
  4. New book, "League of Denial," says NFL used its resources and pow...

    Don Van Natta Jr.

    The NFL conducted a two-decade campaign to deny a growing body of scientific research that showed a link between playing football and brain damage, according to an excerpt from a new book co-authored by a pair of ESPN investigative reporters.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2013
  5. 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
  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. New York Giants busy thinking about Robert Griffin III

    Johnette Howard

    RG3 ran a reverse on the Giants. He's in their heads, not the other way around.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2012
  8. Random Thoughts: Bruce Carter has strong effort

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING, Texas -- After a review of the Cowboys-Giants II, we offer our weekly Random Thoughts. Enjoy. 1. There were questions last week about whether Bruce Carter can call the defensive signals in place of Sean Lee. Lee is the brains of the Cow...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  9. Study says new rule reduced concussions on kickoffs

    Changes to the NFL's kickoff rules appear to account for a slight decline in the number of concussions reported across the league last season, according to a consulting firm's study of injury data provided by the NFL Players Association.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2012
  10. Mailbag: Free agency on the brain

    All that's been on anyone's mind this week is free agency and college basketball. We'll skip the hoops questions in this week's mailbag and try and stick to that first thing. If you don't mind. Barry from DC is concerned that he hasn't heard more ...

    Blog | March 17, 2012
  11. 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
  12. Chicago Bears -- Dave Duerson's family sues NFL over safety's sui...

    The family of former Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson filed a wrongful death suit against the NFL on Thursday, claiming the league didn't do enough to prevent or treat the concussions that severely damaged his brain before he killed himself last year.

    Story | Conversation | February 23, 2012
  13. 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
  14. Josh McDaniels the Patriots' invisible man

    Mike Sando

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Josh McDaniels spent the last year trying to reinvent himself. After making few friends as the Denver Broncos' head coach, McDaniels showed himself to be congenial and accommodating as the St. Louis Rams' offensive coordinator, eve...

    Blog | February 01, 2012
  15. 2012 NFL playoffs -- New York Giants Antrel Rolle wasn't always o...

    Ohm Youngmisuk

    Antrel Rolle wasn't always outspoken, but his family taught him to be a leader.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2012
  16. NFL - Millman on Week 4 line moves and the 'Green Zone'

    Chad Millman

    ESPN Insider Chad Millman offers insights into this week's NFL line moves and how to manage the "Green Zone".

    Blog | Conversation | September 30, 2011