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Pro Football Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced

AP | By HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 02.02.2015 | Sports

PHOENIX (AP) — One by one, the newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame stepped onto the stage as their names were called. When the eighth ma...

Family Of Late NFL Star Opts Out Of Concussion Settlement

AP | By BARRY WILNER | Posted 11.03.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — The family of Junior Seau has opted out of a proposed NFL legal settlement with former players over concussion-related injuries. ...

Real Men and Traumatized Seahorses: The Legacy of War and Contact Sports

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 07.27.2014 | Sports
Jeff Ritterman, MD

He can't remember his daughter playing soccer. Sometimes he has trouble finishing his sentences. He is Brett Favre, one of the greatest football quarterbacks of all time.

When Men Were Men

Roger I. Abrams | Posted 04.17.2014 | Sports
Roger I. Abrams

After the Rich Incognito scandal, you couldn't even harass gay football teammates! What are we becoming? We are becoming a more mature nation that recognizes the value that every man and woman brings to society whatever their race and sexual orientation.

Seau Family Objects To NFL's Concussion Settlement

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 01.27.2014 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The family of late NFL star Junior Seau is objecting to the proposed $765 million settlement of player concussion claims because...

The Violent Life And Sudden Death Of Junior Seau

GQ | Posted 08.19.2013 | Sports

When the legendary NFL linebacker retired for good in 2010, he seemed set for life: supremely wealthy, beloved across the league, a hero in his hometo...

Seau Wrongful Death Lawsuits Merged With NFL Concussion Litigation

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 04.02.2013 | Sports

PHILADELPHIA -- Two wrongful-death lawsuits over the suicide of Pro Bowler Junior Seau have been consolidated with NFL concussion litigation in Philad...

The NFL's CTE Clock Is Beginning to Tick in Real Time

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 04.07.2013 | Sports
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

January is always an exciting time for the NFL with the playoffs taking place culminating with the Super Bowl. This year, however, the excitement was tempered as the issue of brain trauma created headlines twice during the month.

Is Football More Dangerous Than the Military?

Gavin Shulman | Posted 04.02.2013 | Sports
Gavin Shulman

Dangerous or not we need to allow them to pursue their own dreams. Most football players play because they want to. Most soldiers fight because they have to. I wonder, Mr. President, which would you prefer your child to participate in?

Obama Weighs In On Football Head Injuries

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.01.2013 | Sports

Count President Barack Obama among the football fans who believe the game may have to tone it down a notch. In an interview with The New Republic, ...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 03.26.2013 | New York
Len Berman

Let's go Pelicans! The NBA New Orleans Hornets will change its name to Pelicans. What's the over/under on the first headline during a losing streak that reads "Pelican'ts?"

Junior Seau's Family Sues NFL

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 03.25.2013 | Sports

-- Add Junior Seau's family to the thousands of people who are suing the NFL over the long-term damage caused by concussions. Seau's ex-wife and fou...

Can We Stop Caring About Concussions Yet?

Gavin Shulman | Posted 03.18.2013 | Sports
Gavin Shulman

Anyone who's seen football, anyone who's been to a football game, and most definitely anyone who's played football understands that it's not so good for your brain. It doesn't take a surgeon to figure that out.

Death and Football

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 03.15.2013 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

As I watched my star NFL clients endure concussion and head injuries over the last 40 years I knew intuitively that there had to be long-term consequences that we didn't know about.

Junior Seau's Brain Condition, Explained

Posted 01.10.2013 | Healthy Living

NFL player Junior Seau, who committed suicide last year, also had signs of the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), according to news...

Report: Junior Seau Had Brain Disease

AP | BARRY WILNER | Posted 03.12.2013 | Sports

When he ended his life last year by shooting himself in the chest, Junior Seau had a degenerative brain disease often linked with repeated blows to th...

The Mental and Emotional Stresses of an NFL Athlete

Ronnie Cameron | Posted 02.02.2013 | Sports
Ronnie Cameron

The nature of the NFL doesn't allow athletes to show weakness or injury physically and definitely not mentally.

Junior Seau: Song Of Sorrow

UT San Diego | Posted 10.15.2012 | Sports

In 2009, his 20th and final season in the NFL, Junior Seau discovered a new obsession that would help ease his transition into retirement. A friend pr...

Home Where Junior Seau Killed Himself Sells For $2 Million

AP | Posted 09.10.2012 | Los Angeles

OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- The beachfront home where former NFL linebacker Junior Seau killed himself has been sold for nearly $2 million. The North County...

Junior Seau Autopsy Released

AP | Posted 10.20.2012 | Sports

SAN DIEGO — No alcohol or illegal drugs were found in Junior Seau's system when he shot and killed himself at his home in May, authorities said ...

Junior Seau's Home For Sale

AP | Posted 07.26.2012 | Los Angeles

OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- The beachfront home where former NFL linebacker Junior Seau killed himself is on the market for nearly $2.3 million. The price i...

Junior Seau's Brain and the Mind of the NFL

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.16.2012 | Sports
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

It is time that the NFL initiate protocols that follow players during their careers by monitoring the subtle abnormalities that might occur in their brain functioning. We now know sophisticated imaging technologies are available which can detect these changes.

Junior Seau's Brain Tissue Donated For Research

AP | Posted 07.12.2012 | Sports

SAN DIEGO -- Junior Seau's family has donated some of his brain tissue for research amid questions about whether damage from his football career contr...

Inside Junior Seau's Troubled Final Days

USA Today | Posted 06.01.2012 | Sports

OCEANSIDE, Calif. – Junior Seau's last days were filled with friends and flirting, beaches and bar-hopping, lifting weights and lifting spirits. His...

Tom Brady's Father: I'd Be 'Very Hesitant' To Let Son Take Up Football In Concussion Era

Yahoo! Sports | Posted 05.24.2012 | Sports

Less than three weeks removed from the shocking suicide of former NFL great Junior Seau, and as the football community copes with what can legitimatel...