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Dave Duerson

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.

The NFL: The No Future League

Will Bunch | Posted 07.03.2012 | Sports
Will Bunch

The league needs to tackle its inconvenient truth -- that for the remarkable athletes who've made their game into a $9-billion-a-year enterprise, the NFL is fast becoming the No Future League.

How Many Deaths Will It Take?

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 07.02.2012 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

I knew Junior Seau since the day in 1990 when he and his friends partied back stage after he was drafted. Now he is dead at only 43 years-old.

Is Obama Wrong About NFL Concussions?

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 03.01.2012 | Sports

The mood when President Obama belatedly celebrated the world champion 1985 Chicago Bears at the White House in October 2011 was understandably celebra...

Study: Bears Player Had Brain Damage At Time Of Suicide

AP | By HOWARD ULMAN | Posted 07.02.2011 | Chicago

BOSTON -- The Boston University center that studies brain injuries to professional athletes says former NFL player Dave Duerson had brain damage when ...

Friday Night Blights

Marian Salzman | Posted 06.17.2011 | Home
Marian Salzman

As we see more evidence of repeat injuries (including those that go unreported) and lack of regulation for football that's not at collegiate or pro level, let's hope we can begin to protect our young athletes.

Heartbreaking Details Emerge In Suicide Of Former Football Star

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An autopsy report released by the Miami-Dade County medical examiner this week described the tragic circumstances surrounding the suicide of former Ch...

The Key to NFL Labor Peace: Mitigating Risk

Andrew Brandt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

The owners want the players to share their risk of operating their professional football franchises. The players want the owners to reduce the health and safety risk associated with playing a violent game.

Family, Friends Gather To Mourn Former Bears Star

AP | ANDREW SELIGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Family and friends remembered former Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson as a generous man whose caring nature belied his reputation as ...

After Bears Star's Suicide, NFL Pushing For Youth Concussion Rules

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — The NFL wants all 50 states and the District of Columbia to pass legislation that could help cut down on concussions suffered by yo...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

I've often said that while New York is basically a baseball town, the Knicks are a close second. You all got riled up pretty good over the Carmelo Anthony trade.

Bears Star Faced Serious Financial Trouble Before Suicide

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

According to news reports this week, former Bears safety Dave Duerson had filed for bankruptcy in Florida in September, only a few months before commi...

After Suicide, Bears Star's Brain Donated For Concussion Research

AP | DAVE SKRETTA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

NEW YORK — The family of former Bears safety Dave Duerson has agreed to donate his brain for research into chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a c...

Dave Duerson Dead: Former Bears Star Dies At 50

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP)--Dave Duerson, a four-time Pro Bowl safety who played on Super Bowl winners with the Chicago Bears and New York Giants, has died. He was ...