Chronic traumatic encephalopathy

In this Dec. 16, 2006, photo, Grand Valley State quarterback Cullen Finnerty (16) holds off Northwest Missouri defender Ikechukwu Urum-Eke (22) during a Division II college football Championship game in Florence, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Autopsy: QB died from pneumonia, had brain disease

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former college football star who disappeared in the Michigan wilderness during a fishing trip died of pneumonia caused by inhaling his vomit, after he became disoriented possibly because of painkillers […]

08/08/2013

Junior Seau

Seau’s family sues NFL over brain injuries

(AP) — The family of Junior Seau has sued the NFL, claiming the former linebacker’s suicide was the result of brain disease caused by violent hits he sustained while playing football.

01/23/2013

NFL pledges $30 million for medical research

NEW YORK (AP) – The NFL has pledged $30 million for medical research to the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday the funding to the NIH, which is part […]

09/05/2012

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