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For an establishment called Madame ZuZu's, the host is pretty dressed down: no flowing silk robe or pointy painted fingernails. And even if Billy Corgan could qualify for madame-hood, he wouldn't be going for extravagance. At least not at 6 p.m. on a...
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...
Without hesitation or apology Thursday at Halas Hall, Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher admitted again that he would lie about having a concussion to stay in a game. The irony was you admired Urlacher's honesty. In the midst of Chicago's weeklong...
An initial response to Ed Reed's one-game suspension this week was a shrug. It didn't really matter, anyway. His Baltimore Ravens are playing the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. It got sillier as other reactions poured in. Baltimore Sun columnist Mike...
Tags: Junior Seau, Alex Smith, Trials, Ed Reed, Washington Redskins
What happened to Daniel Brett is the worst-case scenario. After constant, excruciating headaches that stemmed from multiple concussions and months of unsuccessful treatment, the 16-year-old chose suicide as the way to free himself from the pain. In...
*** (out of four) At some point your mom or dad probably said, “It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt.” Ralphie from “A Christmas Story” knows what I’m talking about. Many people participating in activities...
Tags: Junior Seau, Fiction, Medical Research, Steve James, Football
South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND -- Awareness is growing about the long-term danger of concussions and other head injuries, but there is still much that needs to be studied, according to two physicians who regularly treat such cases. One thing is clear: "Athletes should never...
A heroin dealer in upstate New York. A juvenile court judge in Tennessee. A Stanford grad overseeing $500 million in pension funds for Florida state retirees. A felon who watched his son win the Heisman Trophy from a jailhouse TV. These are your 1994...
Tags: Dan Marino, Drug Trafficking, Judges, Larry Webster, Super Bowl
SAN DIEGO - Brain tissue from deceased NFL star Junior Seau has been sent to the National Institutes of Health for study to determine whether his brain suffered damage from his football career, the San Diego County medical examiner said Thursday. The...
Just hours before the 2012 NFL season kicked off, a new study suggested that professional football players were three times more likely to have neurodegenerative diseases than the general population. When researchers specifically looked at Alzheimer's...
Tribune reporterA foundation named after former Chicago Bear Dave Duerson, who committed suicide last year, donated 80 concussion kits on Friday to football programs at Chicago public high schools. “It is our hope and duty to contribute to a safer game of football...
A foundation named after former Chicago Bear Dave Duerson, who committed suicide last year, donated 80 concussion kits on Friday to football programs at Chicago public high schools, according to a press release. “It is our hope and duty to...
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