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Massachusetts Bill Would Ban Tackle Football Until After Seventh Grade

Massachusetts Bill Would Ban Tackle Football Until After Seventh Grade

Chris Borland, a former N.F.L. linebacker, testified last year in Illinois in support of a bill that would have banned tackle football for children under 12. The bill did not make it past the State
Abnormal Levels of a Protein Linked to C.T.E. Found in N.F.L Players’ Brains, Study Shows

Abnormal Levels of a Protein Linked to C.T.E. Found in N.F.L Players’ Brains, Study Shows

Positron emission tomography, or PET, scans of the brains of former N.F.L. players. The scans show abnormal levels of the tau protein associated with the disease C.T.E., compared to those of people
Abnormal Levels of a Protein Linked to C.T.E. Found in N.F.L Players’ Brains, Study Shows

Abnormal Levels of a Protein Linked to C.T.E. Found in N.F.L Players’ Brains, Study Shows

Positron emission tomography, or PET, scans of the brains of former N.F.L. players. The scans show abnormal levels of the tau protein associated with the disease C.T.E., compared to those of people
Abnormal Levels of a Protein Linked to C.T.E. Found in N.F.L Players’ Brains, Study Shows

Abnormal Levels of a Protein Linked to C.T.E. Found in N.F.L Players’ Brains, Study Shows

Positron emission tomography, or PET, scans of the brains of former N.F.L. players. The scans show abnormal levels of the tau protein associated with the disease C.T.E., compared to those of people
Abnormal Levels of a Protein Linked to C.T.E. Found in N.F.L Players’ Brains, Study Shows

Abnormal Levels of a Protein Linked to C.T.E. Found in N.F.L Players’ Brains, Study Shows

Positron emission tomography, or PET, scans of the brains of former N.F.L. players. The scans show abnormal levels of the tau protein associated with the disease C.T.E., compared to those of people
Sports of The Times: A Giant Laid Low by Too Many Blows to the Head

Sports of The Times: A Giant Laid Low by Too Many Blows to the Head

Ryan Miller played with his dog in his home in Parker, Colo.
The N.F.L. Has Been Consumed by the Concussion Issue. Why Hasn’t the N.H.L.?

The N.F.L. Has Been Consumed by the Concussion Issue. Why Hasn’t the N.H.L.?

The N.H.L., with a lower profile and fewer dead players than the N.F.L., has fought hard against mounting evidence of a connection between head injury and the degenerative brain disease C.T.E.
The N.F.L. Has Been Consumed by the Concussion Issue. Why Hasn’t the N.H.L.?

The N.F.L. Has Been Consumed by the Concussion Issue. Why Hasn’t the N.H.L.?

The N.H.L., with a lower profile and fewer dead players than the N.F.L., has fought hard against mounting evidence of a connection between head injury and the degenerative brain disease C.T.E.
A Philosopher on Brain Rest

A Philosopher on Brain Rest

A mild traumatic brain injury forced me to question where the “I” in my identity truly lies.

Do Brain Injuries Affect Women Differently?

We don’t know — because concussion research tends be driven by football.
Nick Buoniconti, 78, Dies; All-Pro Linebacker Championed Medical Research

Nick Buoniconti, 78, Dies; All-Pro Linebacker Championed Medical Research

He won two Super Bowls with the Dolphins and later fought to find a cure for his son’s paralysis. Struggling with dementia, he donated his brain to science.
Nick Buoniconti, 78, Dies; All-Pro Linebacker Championed Medical Research

Nick Buoniconti, 78, Dies; All-Pro Linebacker Championed Medical Research

He won two Super Bowls with the Dolphins and later fought to find a cure for his son’s paralysis. Struggling with dementia, he donated his brain to science.
Nick Buoniconti Got the Best and the Worst of Football

Nick Buoniconti Got the Best and the Worst of Football

The N.F.L. Hall of Fame linebacker confronted life’s triumphs and tragedies with a fighter’s mentality. But dementia and other ailments raised questions about the consequences of his career.
Football May Take a Toll on the Brain, Even Without Concussions

Football May Take a Toll on the Brain, Even Without Concussions

The brains of college football players showed signs of “fraying” after a season of play.
Football May Take a Toll on the Brain, Even Without Concussions

Football May Take a Toll on the Brain, Even Without Concussions

The brains of college football players showed signs of “fraying” after a season of play.
"The NFL Said Dad Wasn't Sick": A CTE Sufferer's Daughter's Journey Through The NFL Concussion Settlement

"The NFL Said Dad Wasn't Sick": A CTE Sufferer's Daughter's Journey Through The NFL Concussion Settlement

George Andrie, an original member of the Dallas Cowboys’ famed Doomsday Defense, had Stage 4 chronic traumatic encephalopathy at the time of his death last August at the age of 78, according to
Andrew Luck’s Retirement Leads to Boos, Praise and a Debate About Grit

Andrew Luck’s Retirement Leads to Boos, Praise and a Debate About Grit

Defenders of Luck said he was putting his well-being ahead of his career, but critics saw his exit as a sign that he was too soft.
Andrew Luck’s Retirement Leads to Boos, Praise and a Debate About Grit

Andrew Luck’s Retirement Leads to Boos, Praise and a Debate About Grit

Defenders of Luck said he was putting his well-being ahead of his career, but critics saw his exit as a sign that he was too soft.
A ‘Funky Winkerbean’ Tragedy

A ‘Funky Winkerbean’ Tragedy

The comic strip, a newspaper staple since 1972, has a story line for the fall that will end with the death of a central character.