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The NFL's Sydney Seau Problem
Junior Seau's daughter says the focus of her dad's induction into the NFL Hall of Fame this weekend should be on his time as a player, not brain disease. But the issue will be hard to ignore.
August 7, 2015
NFL Concussion Settlement Wins Final Approval from Judge
The ruling by a U.S. judge ends a legal battle that has threatened to undercut the nation's adoration for professional football and sparked a debate about whether the sport on any level is worth the risk to players.
April 22, 2015
Top NFL Rookie to Retire, Citing Concussion Risk
Chris Borland, a rookie linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers, said that while he's in good health now, he's concerned about his future.
March 18, 2015
Questions Over Brain Disease Again Stymie NFL Concussion Settlement
A federal judge has declined for a second time to sign off on a proposed settlement between the league and thousands of former players.
February 2, 2015
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
NFL Sees a Drop in Concussions, But Problems Linger
NFL head injuries are down in 2014, as compared to the previous two years, but the league still struggles to keep some concussed players off the field.
December 5, 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
The NFL's Concussion Problem Still Has Not Gone Away
If data from the past two years is any guide, more than 150 NFL players will suffer a concussion this NFL season.
September 19, 2014
O’Bannon Ruling Raises New Questions Over Future of Money in Big-time College Sports
A landmark ruling has cleared a path for college athletes to earn compensation from the NCAA, but the case also left many unanswered questions about the complicated and controversial role of money in collegiate athletics.
August 13, 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