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  1. 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
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  4. Outside the Lines: Opposition to NFL concussion settlement falls ...

    Steve Fainaru, Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lester Munson

    With deadline for players to declare their intentions looming, out of some 18,000 former players eligible for the settlement, as little as a few dozen -- and no more than a few hundred -- will "opt out" and continue fighting the NFL.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2014
  5. Brain injury expert critical of proposed NFL concussion settlemen...

    A scientist studying the brains of deceased athletes with head trauma criticized the proposed NFL concussion settlement, saying it would not compensate retirees who exhibit mood swings, aggression, depression or other aberrant behavior.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2014
  6. Jovan Belcher's brain showed signs of CTE, doctor says in report

    Steve Delsohn

    The brain of former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher showed signs of pervasive brain damage like that found in other deceased NFL players, OTL has learned.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  7. Paul Oliver wife, sons sue NFL for wrongful death in his suicide

    The wife and sons of former San Diego Chargers defensive back Paul Oliver have sued the NFL for wrongful death, blaming sports-related concussions for his suicide last year.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2014
  8. Data estimates 3 in 10 NFL retirees face cognitive woes

    Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada

    Nearly three in 10 former NFL players will develop at least moderate neurocognitive problems and qualify for payments under the proposed $765 million concussion settlement, according to data prepared for ex-players' lawyers and made public Friday.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2014
  9. Seven retired NFL players ask judge to reverse ruling on NFL conc...

    Lester Munson

    Seven retired players launched on Monday the most aggressive attack yet on the proposed NFL concussion litigation settlement.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2014
  10. U.S. District Judge Anita Brody gives preliminary OK to NFL concu...

    A federal judge has granted preliminary approval to a deal that would compensate former NFL players for concussion-related claims.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2014
  11. New court filing by players says most seriously injured ex-NFL pl...

    Lester Munson

    Seven former NFL players filed a court motion Monday to challenge the $765 million NFL concussion settlement, arguing that the deal struck between the league and thousands of ex-players who sued it falls short.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2014
  12. NFL settlement awaits preliminary approval as concern arises over...

    Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru

    When the NFL concussion settlement was announced, the more than 4,500 players who had sued were assured that no part of the $765 million deal would go to lawyers. But a recent dispute involving the players' lead negotiator confirms otherwise.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2013
  13. CTE present when Ryan Freel killed self, report says

    Ryan Freel, a former Major League Baseball veteran who committed suicide last year, was suffering from the degenerative brain disease CTE, his family said Sunday, according to The Florida Times-Union.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2013
  14. 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
  15. Five ex-Kansas City Chiefs sue team over head injuries

    Five former Kansas City Chiefs players are suing the team, claiming it hid the risks of head injuries.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2013
  16. Tony Dorsett and CTE in hockey and football

    Ken Dryden

    The unfair question we ask of athletes with brain injuries.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2013
  17. I Suck at Football 2.10: Where I Was Drunk

    Alex Pappademas

    I fly to New York with Lonely Bunny in my pocket. Lonely Bunny is one of my daughter's finger puppets. He makes the tip of your finger look like a white rabbit popping out of a gray top hat. I document Lonely Bunny's trip and send the pictures to my ...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  18. 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