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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a press conference announcing the 16 winners of the first round of the $20M Head Health Challenge, a research grant created by the NFL and General Electric to better study and treat traumatic brain injuries, on Jan. 23, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Goodell Responds To Obama’s Football Comment: ‘There’s A Lot Of Misinformation Out There’

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said “there’s a lot of misinformation out there” while responding to President Barack Obama’s comment that he wouldn’t let his son play football.

01/23/2014

Then starting quarterback Trent Edwards of the Buffalo Bills suffers a concussion after getting hit during a game in 2008. (credit: Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Federal Judge Preliminarily Rejects $765 NFL Concussion Settlement

A federal judge has preliminarily rejected a $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims, fearing the sum may not be enough to cover injured players.

01/14/2014

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NFL Players Still Hiding, Playing With Concussions

Detroit Lions tight end Dorin Dickerson is the latest NFL player to stay in a game with a concussion. He joined a list that is likely long.

12/29/2013

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Baltimore Institute Shares in NFL Concussion Grant

The Kennedy Krieger Institute is getting a share of the National Football League’s research funds for concussion studies.

12/17/2013

London Fletcher #59 of the Washington Redskins lines up against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on Dec. 23, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pa. (credit: Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Redskins’ Fletcher: Hard Hits Cause Me to ‘See Stars For a Second’

Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher says he gets a “bell-ringing” about a couple of times a game.

08/22/2013

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NCAA Rejects Claims in Concussion Lawsuit

Rejecting claims made in a lawsuit concerning concussions, the NCAA said Saturday it has taken steps to protect student athletes from head injuries and that player safety is among the college sports association’s core principles.

07/21/2013

File photo of U.S. troops in Afghanistan. (credit: Getty Images)

Data: Multiple Concussions Linked To Military Suicides

The notion that concussions among U.S. military members serving in Afghanistan and Iraq brings about a greater risk for suicide is as strong as ever.

05/17/2013

File photo of a football game. (Credit: Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Va. House Panel Backs Youth Sports Concussions Bill

Youth sports programs that use public school property would have to establish procedures for identifying and handling concussions if legislation advancing in the Virginia General Assembly becomes law.

02/18/2013

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Former NFL Player Seau Had Brain Disease CTE

Junior Seau, one of the NFL’s best and fiercest players for nearly two decades, had a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last May, the National Institutes of Health told The Associated Press on Thursday.

01/10/2013

Former NFL player Junior Seau. (credit: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Study: Former NFL Players Unusually Prone To Dying From Brain Disease

Researchers published a study indicating that former NFL players are unusually prone to dying from degenerative brain disease.

09/06/2012

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