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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
NCAA President Defends Amateurism in College Sports
The courtroom was packed as NCAA President Mark Emmert took the stand today in the O'Bannon vs. NCAA antitrust case.
June 19, 2014
Does the NCAA Rule College Sports Like a "Cartel"?
On Day 2 of the Ed O'Bannon trial, attorneys jostled over whether the NCAA has “collectively conspired” to prevent athletes from receiving compensation for the use and sale of their names, images and likenesses
June 11, 2014
What is a Student Athlete?
This question was front and center on the first day of the Ed O'Bannon trial.
June 10, 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
Why Northwestern Football Players Won the Right to Unionize
The decision marks a potential game-changer in the debate over whether college athletes are professionals entitled to some form of compensation for their work.
March 27, 2014
What We've Learned From Two Years of Tracking NFL Concussions
Which positions are most likely to be injured? Why are one-third of all concussions left off NFL injury reports? Here are five takeaways from FRONTLINE's "Concussion Watch" project.
February 4, 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
Concussion Watch: NFL Head Injuries in Week 20
This year's Super Bowl will be played between two teams that have combined for 11 of the 152 officially reported concussions in the NFL this season.
January 21, 2014
Concussion Watch: NFL Head Injuries in Week 19
A total of 150 NFL players have been sidelined by a concussion during the 2013 season, and in Round 2 of the postseason, at least three more appeared to go down with a head injury.
January 15, 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
Concussion Watch: NFL Head Injuries in Week 18
With the NFL's regular season now over and the playoffs underway, the total number of concussions taking place becomes harder to tally by the week.
January 7, 2014