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The NFL is in Indianapolis this week for the annual scouting combine. But the quakes and tremors that shook the league Thursday emanated from a seismic event a little more than 200 miles away. In the law offices of Corboy & Demetrio on Dearborn Street...
Tags: Troy Aikman, Dave Duerson, Football, Judges, Sports
As NFL teams start another season, their goal is simple: Win the Super Bowl. But what about the players' long-term health and welfare? Jim McMahon won a championship with the Bears. So did Dave Duerson. In fact, Duerson won a second Super Bowl ring with...
When it came out that suspected Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a former Golden Gloves boxer, I wondered if there might be a connection. It's not that boxers are necessarily violent people outside the ring, but boxers are subject to brain damage...
Tags: The Boston Globe
Gary Fencik plans to watch Sunday's Super Bowl on a big screen TV from the comfort of his own home. The former Bears safety, who played in Super Bowl XX in New Orleans, also says he enjoys the comfort of not knowing whether he might be predisposed to...
Professional football is the most popular spectator sport in America, which is one reason the Super Bowl is expected to draw 110 million viewers. With its famous athletes, storied franchises and lucrative TV contracts, it's an industry whose future...
President Barack Obama and Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed have something in common. Both love the game of football but would be hesitant to expose a son to its physical dangers. "I am a big football fan, but I have to tell you, if I had a son, I'd...
Raise your hand if you believe the Harbaugh family storyline has been exhausted. I believe we’ve heard from Mom and Pop Harbaugh, the brothers and the sister. Unless Manti Te’o proclaims he is now going steady with an imaginary Harbaugh...
The silence in room 401 created peace and serenity. Former Bears guard Revie Sorey suffered a massive stroke on March 25, 2012, leaving the once eloquent and enthusiastic community leader barely able to utter a word. I visited my rehabbing friend...
Growing up in Sacramento, Bears linebacker Lance Briggs found inspiration from a fellow Californian who threw his No. 55 jersey around with reckless abandon the way Briggs eventually would. Imagine Briggs' thrill when he finally got the chance to have...
On Friday, a mother and her four children will drive to South Bend, Ind., to place flowers by a mausoleum. They will say a prayer. They will drive away, break bread, and then they will turn the page. That is how Alicia Duerson and her children —...
Tags: Apple iPod, Medical Research, Sports, Super Bowl, White House
Bernie Kosar has no back teeth, and each gap has a name attached. Jets defensive tackle Joe Klecko once hit Kosar so hard it knocked out a molar. Lawrence Taylor knocked out another molar. Derrick Brooks, yet another. Either Mark Gastineau's hit or...
L.A. NOWThe family of football star Junior Seau is suing the National Football League, asserting that he committed suicide because of the brain injuries suffered during his career....
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