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  1. $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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Two prominent concussion researchers, including NFL adviser, serv...

    Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada

    Two nationally prominent concussion researchers -- including a senior adviser to the NFL -- served as paid consultants to law firms suing the league for allegedly concealing the link between football and brain damage.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2013
  10. UCLA study finds signs of CTE in living former NFL players for th...

    Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada

    Brain scans performed on five former NFL players revealed images of the protein that causes football-related brain damage -- the first time researchers have identified signs of the crippling disease in living players.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2013
  11. Boston University researchers discover 28 new cases of chronic br...

    Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada

    Boston University researchers now have 50 confirmed cases of former football players with CTE -- 33 who played in the NFL, one in the CFL, one semi-professionally, nine through college and six who played only in high school.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2012
  12. 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