| May 2, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Dave Duerson, a former NFL player who committed suicide in February, had left a request with relatives that he wanted his brain tissues examined. That examination has been concluded and its results probably will come as no surprise. The Center......
| May 3, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall says he likes to encourage people to think with his statements on Twitter -- but who knows what they're thinking after his controversial tweets concerning the death of Osama bin Laden. One of Mendenhall'...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 4:33 PM
The 1985 Chicago Bears were honored by President Obama at the White House on Friday, a quarter of a century after they won the Super Bowl....
| Feb 19, 2011
NFL player on Super Bowl-winning teams
Dave Duerson, 50, a four-time Pro Bowl safety who played on Super Bowl winners with the Chicago Bears and New York Giants, was found dead Thursday at his home in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla. Investigators...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 5:05 AM
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas When Becky Gonzalez looks into her 15-month-old granddaughter's eyes, she often sees something reassuringly familiar.
"She has some of the same expressions as her mom, and sometimes it's like my daughter's looking back at me through...
| Oct 27, 2013
This is a football city, and that is because we (or most of us) still like to think we live in a rough-and-tumble town. The echo of Carl Sandburg remains strong. He called the city “alive and coarse and strong and cunning” and endowed it...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Welcome to the Chicago stop of the NFL’s "Hypocrisy Across America Tour."
The NFL, whose sport causes brain damage, paid off a bunch of former players who have brain damage without admitting it contributed to the brain damage. Anyone who...
| Sep 29, 2013
There has been a lot of talk about concussions in sports lately, sometimes in unexpected places.
"It's a tremendous issue and it's gaining traction," says former Bears safety Gary Fencik. "When I go to (Bears) alumni weekend games, no one is talking...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 9:21 PM
Nowhere in the NFL's tentative settlement of a concussion lawsuit with 4,500 former players Thursday was an admission from the league that football caused their injuries.
That was by design, the carefully crafted work of the NFL's highly paid legal team...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:18 PM
The National Football League and more than 4,500 retired players, including former Ravens and Baltimore Colts, reached a $765 million settlement Thursday over concussion-related lawsuits.
The settlement comes a week before the NFL kicks off the 2013...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Former Ravens reserve quarterback Cullen Finnerty died from pneumonia triggered by swallowing his own vomit, according to an autopsy report published today by the Associated Press.
Finnerty was also diagnosed with the degenerative brain disease, chronic...