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ESPN Football Analyst Walks Away, Disturbed by Brain Trauma on Field

ESPN Football Analyst Walks Away, Disturbed by Brain Trauma on Field

Ed Cunningham, a former N.F.L. player, resigned as a college football analyst for ESPN and ABC in the prime of his broadcasting career.
Playing Tackle Football Before 12 Is Tied to Brain Problems Later

Playing Tackle Football Before 12 Is Tied to Brain Problems Later

Athletes who began playing tackle football before the age of 12 had more behavioral and cognitive problems later in life than those who started playing after they turned 12.
Aaron Hernandez Had Severe C.T.E. When He Died at Age 27

Aaron Hernandez Had Severe C.T.E. When He Died at Age 27

The former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was convicted of murder in 2015. He was found dead in his prison cell in April.
Legal Hurdles Could Hamper Suit Against N.F.L. in Aaron Hernandez Case

Legal Hurdles Could Hamper Suit Against N.F.L. in Aaron Hernandez Case

The family of Aaron Hernandez might face significant legal hurdles in a lawsuit against the N.F.L.
News Analysis: Yes, Aaron Hernandez Suffered Brain Injury. But That May Not Explain His Violence.

News Analysis: Yes, Aaron Hernandez Suffered Brain Injury. But That May Not Explain His Violence.

A combination of photos showing sections from a normal brain, top, and from the brain of former University of Texas football player Greg Ploetz, bottom, who had Stage IV chronic traumatic
News Analysis: Yes, Aaron Hernandez Suffered Brain Injury. But That May Not Explain His Violence.

News Analysis: Yes, Aaron Hernandez Suffered Brain Injury. But That May Not Explain His Violence.

A combination of photos showing sections from a normal brain, top, and from the brain of former University of Texas football player Greg Ploetz, bottom, who had Stage IV chronic traumatic
Aaron Hernandez’s Family Drops C.T.E. Suit Against N.F.L., for Now

Aaron Hernandez’s Family Drops C.T.E. Suit Against N.F.L., for Now

The former N.F.L. tight end Aaron Hernandez in March at his trial in the killings of two men in Boston.
Chris Borland Blasts N.F.L. for Hiding C.T.E. Risks

Chris Borland Blasts N.F.L. for Hiding C.T.E. Risks

Chris Borland played one standout season at linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers.
Nick Buoniconti Will Donate Brain to Concussion Research

Nick Buoniconti Will Donate Brain to Concussion Research

Nick Buoniconti in 2012. The former Miami Dolphins great will donate his brain to scientists studying the long-term effects of repeated head hits.
Nick Buoniconti Will Donate Brain to Concussion Research

Nick Buoniconti Will Donate Brain to Concussion Research

Nick Buoniconti in 2012. The former Miami Dolphins great will donate his brain to scientists studying the long-term effects of repeated head hits.
On the Table, the Brain Appeared Normal

On the Table, the Brain Appeared Normal

A cross section of a healthy 27-year-old brain looks full and fleshy. But in this multiple-exposure photograph, a neurologist’s presentation is merged with a brain that was hollowed in some areas.
On the Table, the Brain Appeared Normal

On the Table, the Brain Appeared Normal

A cross section of a healthy 27-year-old brain looks full and fleshy. But in this multiple-exposure photograph, a neurologist’s presentation is merged with a brain that was hollowed in some areas.
Debilitated Players Accuse N.F.L. of Stalling on Settlement Payments

Debilitated Players Accuse N.F.L. of Stalling on Settlement Payments

Andrew Stewart, a defensive lineman who was in the N.F.L. from 1989-93, received a Parkinson’s diagnosis nearly a decade ago. “This is not a settlement,” he said. “This is about paying sick men as
Debilitated Players Accuse N.F.L. of Stalling on Settlement Payments

Debilitated Players Accuse N.F.L. of Stalling on Settlement Payments

Andrew Stewart, a defensive lineman who was in the N.F.L. from 1989-93, received a Parkinson’s diagnosis nearly a decade ago. “This is not a settlement,” he said. “This is about paying sick men as
CFL commish says ‘we don’t know’ if there’s connection between concussions, CTE

CFL commish says ‘we don’t know’ if there’s connection between concussions, CTE

OTTAWA — CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie says there isn’t enough scientific evidence linking football head injuries to brain disease. Ambrosie said Friday he is “looking at all the evidence together
Q&A: Ken Dryden Says Change Can’t Wait: End N.H.L. Head Hits Now

Q&A: Ken Dryden Says Change Can’t Wait: End N.H.L. Head Hits Now

Ken Dryden skated in for the Montreal Canadiens’ centennial celebration ceremony at the Bell Centre in Montreal in December 2009. Dryden’s latest book, “Game Change,” explores the N.H.L. career of
He Helped Ex-Players Get Benefits. His Family Is Still Waiting.

He Helped Ex-Players Get Benefits. His Family Is Still Waiting.

Garrett Webster, 33, and his mother, Pam, the ex-wife of the Hall of Fame center Mike Webster, are battling to be included in a $1 billion N.F.L. concussion settlement.
He Helped Ex-Players Get Benefits. His Family Is Still Waiting.

He Helped Ex-Players Get Benefits. His Family Is Still Waiting.

Garrett Webster, 33, and his mother, Pam, the ex-wife of the Hall of Fame center Mike Webster, are battling to be included in a $1 billion N.F.L. concussion settlement.
He Helped Ex-Players Get Benefits. His Family Is Still Waiting.

He Helped Ex-Players Get Benefits. His Family Is Still Waiting.

Garrett Webster, 33, and his mother, Pam, the ex-wife of the Hall of Fame center Mike Webster, are battling to be included in a $1 billion N.F.L. concussion settlement.