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  1. Does football itself contribute to bad behavior NFL can't prevent...

    Dan Le Batard

    Don't dismiss the possibility that football itself, with its brain-altering violence, is an accomplice to the off-field behavior the NFL has been unable to prevent, Dan Le Batard writes.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2014
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  5. Moats gets plenty of work with Steelers

    Scott Brown

    PITTSBURGH -- The number that Arthur Moats wore in Buffalo meant enough to him that it became a part of his Twitter handle. But it also belonged to former Pittsburgh Steelers great Mike Webster. When it came to picking a number after he signed ...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Mike Webster concussion lawsuit against NFL might be combined wit...

    The estate of NFL Hall of Famer Mike Webster and dozens of former players suing the league over concussion injuries agreed Friday to pause their lawsuit to see whether it will join other similar cases being reviewed by a federal judge for settlement.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2014
  8. A definitive book on the 1970s Steelers

    Scott Brown

    PITTSBURGH -- He arrived at St. Vincent College in the summer of 1981, a wide-eyed intern who had received the assignment of a lifetime from his bosses at the Washington Post. Go to Latrobe, they told Gary Pomerantz, and write about whether the Pi...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  9. New book puts NFL on defensive

    Scott Brown

    PITTSBURGH -- Millions of people received a 1,000-plus word email this week from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. It detailed all that the NFL is doing to make the game safer, particularly in regard to the treatment and prevention of concussions. ...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  10. 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
  11. Mike Webster's son sees hope in settlement

    Scott Brown

    Garrett Webster used the word "validation" several times when talking about the landmark settlement the NFL agreed to Thursday with thousands of plaintiffs in a concussion-related lawsuit. It was fitting since the son of the late, great Pittsburgh...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  12. NFL -- Questions about concussions will linger

    Andrew Brandt

    The latest news about concussions raises more questions than answers about a complicated issue, writes Andrew Brandt.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2012
  13. NFL retirement board ruling seems like slam dunk for players, but...

    Lester Munson

    The logic seems inevitable: If an NFL disability board decided 12 years ago after a contested hearing that concussions cause serious damage, the NFL should be legally required to admit now and forever that concussions cause serious damage.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2012
  14. NFL's disability board concluded playing football caused brain in...

    Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada

    The NFL's disability board concluded playing football caused brain injuries, even as officials issued denials for years .

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2012
  15. Roethlisberger deserving of Steelers record

    Jamison Hensley

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Ben Roethlisberger became the Steelers' all-time leading passer Thursday night, surpassing Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw. Bradshaw threw for 27,989 yards in 14 seasons. Roethlisberger broke the record before the halfw...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  16. Classy showing by Steelers at Hall of Fame

    Jamison Hensley

    Dermontti Dawson and Jack Butler, the two newest Steelers to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, went in with a touch of class Saturday night. Dawson, a seven-time Pro Bowl center, paid tribute to the player he replaced, the late Mike Webster, who ...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  17. 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
  18. Retired NFL players shouldn't have to sue to get injury benefits

    Cy Smith

    Retired NFL players don't need more litigation; they need a simple and equitable method for getting the pensions promised to them by the league.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2011
  19. Flash Points: Steelers' defining moment

    James Walker

    What key event significantly changed the fortunes of the Steelers -- for better or worse? Give us your take and we'll give you our definitive moment on May 18. When you've won more Super Bowls (six) than any team in NFL history, there are a lot ...

    Blog | May 11, 2011