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The FRONTLINE Interview: Jim Otto
In 14 seasons of play for the Oakland Raiders, Jim Otto played had a punishing history of injuries. He needed 74 surgeries for his football-related ailments, including the amputation of one of his legs.
October 7, 2013
The FRONTLINE Interview: Lisa McHale
McHale’s husband Tom, a former Tampa Bay Buccaneers lineman, was the sixth former NFL player to be diagnosed with CTE. Here, she describes her shock at the diagnosis, particularly since she had never known Tom to be diagnosed with a concussion.
October 7, 2013
The Autopsy That Changed Football
When Dr. Bennet Omalu found CTE in the brain of Steelers legend Mike Webster, he believed NFL doctors would want to know more. They didn't.
October 6, 2013
NFL Commissioner Highlights Safety Record In Letter To Fans
The letter, sent to roughly 10 million fans, comes one day after the release of two book excerpts detailing the NFL's checkered response to football's concussion crisis.
October 3, 2013
How One Client's Concussion Shook the Real "Jerry Maguire"
As an NFL super agent, Leigh Steinberg saw it all, especially when it came to injuries. But of all the hard hits he ever witnessed, there was one that especially frightened him: Troy Aikman's concussion.
October 2, 2013
Concussion Watch: NFL Head Injuries in Week 4
Week 4 of the NFL season saw at least five players removed from games because of possible head injuries, as well as an intriguing update on an injury from week 3.
October 1, 2013
Concussion Watch: NFL Head Injuries in Week 3
The third week of the NFL season saw at least seven players removed from games because of possible head injuries.
September 25, 2013
For the NFL, Focus on Concussions Yields Mixed Results
Despite a new emphasis on player safety, a FRONTLINE analysis found NFL concussions on the rise in 2012, as half of players returned from their injuries without missing a game.
September 24, 2013
Report: NFL Concussion Settlement Could Shut Out Many
The very first players to be diagnosed with football-related brain damage may not allow any compensation, according to a new report.
September 20, 2013
NFL Reaches $765 Million Settlement In Concussion Lawsuit
The NFL has reached a settlement with more than 4,500 former players who were suing the league for allegedly concealing a link between traumatic brain injuries and professional football.
August 29, 2013
A Note from FRONTLINE: ESPN and "League of Denial"
You may notice some changes to our League of Denial and Concussion Watch websites.
August 22, 2013
Questions Over NFL Doctor Cloud League's Concussion Case
As the former chairman of the NFL's powerful research arm, Dr. Elliot Pellman helped shape the league's concussion guidelines, yet as a rheumatologist, he had no previous expertise in brain research.
August 18, 2013