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  1. 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
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  4. Outside the Lines: NFL players grudgingly adjust to new tackling ...

    Mark Fainaru-Wada and Simon Baumgart

    With the NFL's aggressive crackdown against hits to the head and neck -- a response to the ongoing concussion crisis -- some players express concerns that defensive players would simply start to go low to avoid drawing penalties, fines and suspensions.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2014
  5. Junior Seau's relatives to reject proposed settlement between NFL...

    Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru

    Relatives of the former linebacker Junior Seau will reject a proposed settlement between the league and thousands of former players, a lawyer representing the family told "Outside the Lines" on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2014
  6. Players seek data behind NFL concussion lawsuit settlement

    Mark Fainaru-Wada

    This week, more than two dozen players filed a motion asking a U.S. District Court judge to release the medical, actuarial and economic data used by lead attorneys for both sides in shaping the proposed NFL concussion settlement.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2014
  7. $100 million NFLPA grant to Harvard Medical School not exactly as...

    Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada

    On the eve of the 2013 Super Bowl, Harvard Medical School and the NFL Players Association announced a $100 million health grant from the union. But the NFLPA never intended to give $100 million, "Outside the Lines" has learned.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2014
  8. Lead negotiator facing strong opposition in concussion settlement...

    Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada

    One week after a federal judge refused to grant preliminary approval of the NFL concussion settlement, the lead negotiator for the players is engaged in an increasingly bitter campaign to beat back opposition to the $765 million deal.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2014
  9. Attorney blasts concussion deal, will recommend clients continue ...

    Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada

    Hours after a federal judge rebuffed the proposed settlement of the NFL concussion lawsuit, an attorney told "Outside the Lines" he will recommend that a "substantial" number of his clients reject the $765 million agreement and continue to sue the NFL.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2014
  10. Popular NFL-backed Heads Up tackling method questioned by former ...

    Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada

    After years of using questionable scientific research and public statements to deny the seriousness of head injuries in football, the NFL is inserting itself directly into the difficult conversations parents face about kids playing football.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2014
  11. 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
  12. Pop Warner youth football participation drops; NFL concussion cri...

    Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada

    Pop Warner youth football saw participation drop 9.5 percent between 2010-12. Officials said several factors played a role, but the organization's chief medical officer cited concerns about head injuries as probably "the No. 1 one cause."

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2013
  13. 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
  14. 'League of Denial' authors

    Welcome to SportsNation! On Wednesday, best-selling authors and award-winning journalists -- and brothers -- Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru stop by to chat about their book "League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth" that h...

    Chat | October 01, 2013
  15. 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
  16. Older players may be cut from NFL settlement; concerns growing ab...

    Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada

    The proposed NFL concussion settlement would disqualify some of the first players diagnosed with football-related brain damage, sources familiar with the agreement told "Outside the Lines."

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2013
  17. Players initially sought $2 billion-plus from NFL in concussion s...

    Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada

    The $765 million settlement between the NFL and players who sued the league ended up in court-ordered mediation only after the judge told players' attorneys that the bulk of their case was in "real danger of being dismissed."

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2013
  18. Outside the Lines: Mind Control

    Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada

    How multiple research groups and the NFL battled over Junior Seau's brain to lead the science of concussions.

    Eticket | Conversation | April 28, 2013