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Concussions in the NFL: How Worried are You?
For football fans everywhere, the NFL’s concussion crisis has raised uncomfortable questions about what it means to love a sport that’s been shown to cause lasting harm to its players.
January 29, 2015
Poll: Wealthy, College-Educated Less Likely to Want Kids to Play Football
A new poll reveals deep divides by money, education, gender, politics and age. How will it affect the pipeline of football players?
December 10, 2014
How Much Is An NFL Brain Worth?
Retired NFL players could qualify for payments as high as $5 million under a proposed settlement in the league's long-running concussion lawsuit. Here's how.
November 19, 2014
76 of 79 Deceased NFL Players Found to Have Brain Disease
The nation's largest brain bank focused on the crippling disease known as CTE has now found the condition in 96 percent of players it has tested posthumously.
September 30, 2014
Judge Approves NFL Concussion Settlement
Judge Anita Brody's preliminary approval means that more than 18,000 players and their beneficiaries will now vote on the deal.
July 7, 2014
NFL Removes Cap on Damages in Bid to End Concussion Lawsuit
The agreement comes nearly seven months after a U.S. District Court judge rejected an initial settlement, saying she did not believe that the $675 million set aside for damages would cover every player who may need aid.
June 25, 2014
FRONTLINE Wins Peabody Award for "League of Denial"
FRONTLINE’s investigation of the NFL’s concussion crisis wins a prestigious honor.
April 2, 2014
NFL Concussions: The 2013-14 Season In Review
The 2013-14 season was supposed to be the year the NFL put its concussion crisis behind it. Instead, it may now be remembered as the year the taboo around football head injuries was all but erased.
January 30, 2014
Judge Rejects $765 Million NFL Concussion Settlement
A federal judge has rejected a $765 million settlement between the NFL and thousands of former players, ruling that the agreement may not go far enough to cover every player who may need aid.
January 14, 2014
Three Former NFL Stars Diagnosed With Telltale Signs of CTE
NFL Hall of Famer Joe DeLamielleure is one of three players to test positive for signs of the crippling brain disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
November 7, 2013
High School Football Players Face Bigger Concussion Risk
High school football players are nearly twice as likely as college players to suffer a concussion either in a game or at practice, according to a new study funded by the NFL.
October 31, 2013
Brett Favre: "God Only Knows The Toll" From NFL Concussions
Less than three years since retiring, the legendary quarterback has become one of the most high profile players to acknowledge he has experienced health problems stemming from repeated concussions in the NFL.
October 26, 2013
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