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  1. NFL agrees to remove $675 million cap on concussion damages

    The NFL agreed Wednesday to remove a $675 million cap on damages from thousands of concussion-related claims after a federal judge questioned whether there would be enough money to cover as many as 20,000 retired players.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2014
  2. Baltimore Ravens adviser O.J. Brigance wins George Halas Award fo...

    O.J. Brigance, the Baltimore Ravens' senior adviser for player development, has won the George Halas Award for overcoming adversity to succeed.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2014
  3. New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson gives Steve Gleason $5M for A...

    Mike Triplett

    New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson is donating $5 million to former Saints player Steve Gleason, whom he called an "NFL legend" for the way he and his Team Gleason charity are working to aid ALS patients and search for a cure.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2014
  4. Steve Gleason accepts apologies of fired radio DJs

    Steve Gleason wrote on his organization's Facebook page that he accepts the apologies of the three Atlanta radio disc jockeys who mocked his Lou Gehrig's disease in a skit Monday morning and later were fired.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2013
  5. Atlanta radio hosts fired for mocking former NFL player with Lou ...

    The cast of an Atlanta sports radio show has been fired after mocking a former NFL player who has Lou Gehrig's disease, a station official said Monday.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2013
  6. Drew Brees' streak defines him

    Pat Yasinskas

    Since his arrival in New Orleans in 2006, Drew Brees has been piling up huge numbers. He's set records and won a lot of games -- and a Super Bowl. But I don't think those records or even the Super Bowl are what define Brees. I think the record ...

    Blog | October 07, 2012
  7. Colts super thin at CB for Packers

    Paul Kuharsky

    We wrote a bit earlier in Final Word that the Colts could face serious problems against the Packers even with a healthy secondary. It turns out that starting corner Vontae Davis (ankle) and nickel back Justin King (groin) are out of Sunday's Indianap...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  8. NFL great Earl Campbell to have nerve treatment

    NFL Hall of Famer Earl Campbell says he is undergoing nerve treatment after doctors ruled out concerns that he might have Lou Gehrig's disease.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2012
  9. Study finds former NFL players unusually prone to dying from dege...

    A study of former NFL players finds they were unusually prone to dying from degenerative brain disease, the latest indication that repeated blows to the head may cause serious trouble later on.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2012
  10. New Orleans Saints surprise Steve Gleason with Super Bowl ring

    Former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason, who has been diagnosed with ALS, was presented with a Super Bowl ring by coach Sean Payton at a surprise party Monday night.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2011
  11. Recommended reading: Gleason's story

    Pat Yasinskas

    Sunday is the fifth anniversary of the reopening of the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina. Outstanding columnist Jeff Duncan marks it with what might be most outstanding piece of work I've seen in a long time. He's got a very lengthy and moving fe...

    Blog | September 25, 2011
  12. Steve Gleason, formerly of New Orleans Saints, has Lou Gehrig's d...

    Steve Gleason may always be remembered most for his blocked punt on the night the Louisiana Superdome reopened for the first time after Hurricane Katrina -- a play that stirred an already emotional crowd into a deafening, drink-spilling frenzy.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2011
  13. Fabric of the game does big business

    Tim Graham

    For sports card collectors, perfection is the goal. All four corners must be sharp. The photo needs to be centered. It has to be just so. Thankfully, there's hasn't been threat of bubblegum stains for decades. In today's memorabilia market, howeve...

    Blog | July 06, 2011
  14. Kevin Turner meeting ALS head on

    Tim Graham

    Kevin Turner knows he probably won't conquer Lou Gehrig's disease. That hasn't stopped him from trying to make sure others don't have a better chance to beat it in the future. Turner, the former New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles fullbac...

    Blog | June 23, 2011
  15. NFL, NFLPA add Lou Gehrig's disease to plan to help retired playe...

    The NFL and NFL Players Association have agreed to provide financial assistance to former players who have Lou Gehrig's disease.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2010
  16. Report: Scientists find connection between head injuries, Lou Geh...

    Scientists have found evidence connecting head injuries in athletes to Lou Gehrig's disease, according to a report to air on HBO's "Real Sports" on Tuesday night.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2010