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  2. NFL teams won't use concussion sensors in helmets in 2015

    Steve Fainaru

    Dr. Robert Cantu, a Boston neurosurgeon and concussion expert who serves as an adviser to the NFL's Head, Neck and Spine Committee, said Thursday he remains unconvinced that sensors can measure head impact with enough accuracy to provide useful data.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2015
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  5. Pittsburgh Steelers security chief's dual role as sheriff's offic...

    Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada

    Allegheny County Sherrif's Lt. Jack Kearney is the longtime point man on messy Pittsburgh Steelers business and is known in some circles as "The Cleaner."

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2015
  6. 'Outside the Lines' -- Most NFL players in domestic violence case...

    Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru

    Out of 48 players considered guilty of domestic violence under the NFL conduct policy between 2000 and 2014, 88 percent of the players either were not suspended or missed just one game, writes Steve Fainaru.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. The Giant friendship between San Francisco Giants announcers Mike...

    Photographs by Deanne FitzmauriceSteve Fainaru

    San Francisco's most gripping story isn't on the baseball field. It's up in the broadcast booth, where one of the team's most popular and enduring figures is fighting an epic battle ... with a little help.

    Eticket | Conversation | September 30, 2014
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Washington attorney Michael Hausfeld might be most powerful man i...

    Steve Fainaru and Tom Farrey

    Michael Hausfeld has one big idea -- that the bureaucrats who run our games ought to play by the rules that govern society and industry -- and that has made him one of the most powerful people in sports.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2014
  13. $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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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