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  1. Leonard Marshall leads the concussion charge against the NFL - ES...

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine's Interview Issue, Peter Keating writes that after testing positive for CTE, Leonard Marshall is now leading the concussion charge against the NFL.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2013
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  4. Researchers inundated with requests from former college, pro foot...

    William Weinbaum

    The researchers who say they can determine whether a living person has chronic traumatic encephalopathy say they have been inundated with requests from former college and professional football players to undergo testing for signs of the disease.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2013
  5. Might golf be a safer suggestion than pushing kids to play footba...

    Farrell Evans

    After all the talk of concussions, CTE and suicides around football these days, would parents be better off pointing their kids toward sports like golf and tennis that don't take such a physical toll on their children?

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2013
  6. OTL: Ex-Miami Dolphins star Mark Duper shows signs of CTE

    William Weinbaum and Steve Delsohn

    Former Miami Dolphins All-Pro wide receiver Mark Duper is the ninth living former NFL player to be diagnosed with signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2013
  7. 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
  8. Thomas Jones elects to donate his brain to science when he dies

    Jane McManus

    Thomas Jones, a retired running back who played for five teams in 12 NFL seasons, has decided to donate his brain to the Sports Legacy Institute to be studied for evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2013
  9. Kasandra Perkins, Jovan Belcher -- trying, failing, to understand...

    Jeff MacGregor

    Trying to understand tragic deaths and failing. Considering the nature of violence and human nature. About guilt and complicity. Thinking, in the wake of Jovan and Kasandra, how we struggle with the truth of things.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2012
  10. 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
  11. Dave Duerson fund set up to help athletes with head injuries

    The family and friends of the late NFL star Dave Duerson have begun a program to help high school and middle school athletes in his hometown of Muncie who suffer head injuries.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2012
  12. January in Sports: By the Numbers

    Michael Kruse

    Here's a look at the numbers behind some of the biggest sports stories this past month. Send us suggestions for next month's edition by tweeting at @michaelkruse with the hashtag #GrantlandStats. Amount of Prince Fielder's nine-year contract w...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  13. Evidence of CTE found in Lew Carpenter's brain

    Lew Carpenter never had any concussions -- or at least none that his family knew about back in the 1950s and '60s, when he played for the Lions, Browns and Packers and there wasn't as much concern over them as there is now.

    Story | December 08, 2011
  14. New study on brain injuries to test 100 former NFL players

    The researchers studying a degenerative brain disease in former athletes plan to test about 100 retired NFL players to try to learn how to diagnose the condition during life.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2011
  15. Brains of San Francisco 49ers greats Joe Perry, John Henry Johnso...

    Two members of the San Francisco 49ers' famed "Million Dollar Backfield" who died within months of each other this year will have their brains examined by researchers at Boston University that are studying head injuries in sports.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2011
  16. Have at It: Impact of Dave Duerson news

    Kevin Seifert

    This week, Boston University researchers confirmed publicly that former Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson suffered from a form of brain damage -- chronic traumatic encephalopathy -- found recently in about two dozen other deceased former pro football...

    Blog | May 04, 2011
  17. Reports: Researchers find degenerative disease in Bob Probert's b...

    Two newspapers are reporting researchers at Boston University have found a degenerative disease in brain tissue donated by former NHL enforcer Bob Probert.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2011
  18. Players' health as important as NFL's wealth

    Amanda Rykoff

    The football world was stunned by Dave Duerson's suicide. espnW's Amanda Rykoff says stories such as Duerson's and others before him must force the players and the NFL to take a closer look at traumatic brain injuries and address it in the newest CBA.

    Blog | Conversation | February 21, 2011