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A decision on if researchers can study Junior Seau's brain for clues to the NFL veteran's suicide will wait until his family meets with elders from their Samoan culture, his family said Monday.

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More players file concussion lawsuits against the NFL updated: Fri May 04 2012 09:34:00

More than 100 former professional football players, including former Atlanta Falcons Jamal Anderson, Chris Doleman, and O.J. Santiago, are adding their names a growing list of players suing the NFL.

Junior Seau's death classified as a suicideupdated: Fri May 04 2012 02:16:00

The San Diego County medical examiner's office Thursday classified the death of former NFL linebacker Junior Seau as a suicide, but the finding will probably do little to answer questions swirling since he was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.

Players go too far if they target others who've had concussionsupdated: Fri Jan 27 2012 11:58:00

Giants players Jacquian Williams and Devin Thomas made sportsmanship a prime topic for discussion when they said after their NFC championship win against the 49ers that they targeted punt returner Kyle Williams, who has suffered four concussions.

Did Giants have a concussion strategy?updated: Fri Jan 27 2012 11:58:00

Jamal Anderson, former NFL player, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, discuss concussions and how NFL players deal with the issue.

Big hits, broken dreamsupdated: Fri Jan 27 2012 07:04:00

The sport of tackle football can be very dangerous. Can teams play safely and still win? Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.

Brain bank examines athletes' hard hits updated: Fri Jan 27 2012 07:04:00

For 17-year-old Nathan Stiles, his senior year was supposed to be the best yet.

Former NFL players sue league over head injuriesupdated: Thu Dec 22 2011 17:30:00

Jamal Lewis, Dorsey Levens and two other former NFL players have filed a lawsuit accusing the National Football League of misleading them and failing to protect them against on-the-field brain injuries they say caused health problems years after they retired.

Ex-players sue NFL over concussionsupdated: Thu Dec 22 2011 17:30:00

Former Detroit Lion Ryan Stewart is one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit alleging NFL negligence in regard to concussions.

Former NFL players: League concealed concussion risksupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 19:16:00

Seventy-five former professional football players are suing the National Football League, saying the league knew as early as the 1920s of the harmful effects of concussions on players' brains but concealed the information from players, coaches, trainers and others until June 2010.

Steve Atwater on football injuriesupdated: Fri Jul 01 2011 12:24:00

Once one of the NFL's most feared safeties, Steve Atwater knows something about hard hits. He discusses the topic of concussions with Patrick Snell.

Duerson brain tissue analyzed: Suicide linked to brain diseaseupdated: Tue May 03 2011 07:53:00

His was a suicide with a macabre twist. In February, former Chicago Bears safety David Duerson shot himself in the chest, but not before leaving behind a note requesting his brain be studied for evidence of a disease striking football players.

Duerson asked for brain to be studiedupdated: Tue May 03 2011 07:53:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks with the family of a former NFL player who committed suicide.

Tests reveal former NFL player suffered from brain diseaseupdated: Tue May 03 2011 06:05:00

His was a suicide with a macabre twist. In February, former Chicago Bears safety David Duerson shot himself in the chest, but not before leaving behind a note requesting that his brain be studied for evidence of a disease striking football players.

Ex-Falcons lineman had brain disease linked to concussionsupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 11:48:00

Former NFL lineman Shane Dronett's transformation from an affable prankster, quick to flash a wry smile, to a person who was often frightened -- and frightening -- was subtle at first.

What will happen to former NFL player's brain?updated: Sat Feb 26 2011 08:01:00

Tregg Duerson, his face drawn and his eyes exhausted, expressed confusion and dismay about many of the details surrounding his father's suicide last week. But he is sure about one thing. Peter King: A retrospective of the 2010 NFL seasonupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 12:15:00

It's been an odd week. I've been bronchially ill for much of it, napping and coughing and going to bed at 8. I planned to have this week's column be a year-in-review job, what with management and players in silent mode before the federal mediator in Washington over the weekend.

Small players, big risksupdated: Sun Feb 06 2011 11:42:00

Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the risks of concussion for young football players, and a possible solution.

Footballer: 'Are you OK with destroying a kid's brain for this game?'updated: Sun Feb 06 2011 11:42:00

"Bull in the ring" is a drill almost as old as football. Pablo Torre: Former WWE wrestler Chris Nowinski becomes leading figure in head trauma researchupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 12:52:00

Sports Illustrated will announce its choice for Sportsman of the Year on Nov. 29. Here's one of the nominations for that honor by an SI writer.

Warner: Playing through concussion 'part of the game'updated: Fri Nov 26 2010 15:44:00

Former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner knows how it feels when a 250-pound defender is charging after him on the playing field. He knows the frenzied scramble, the attempt to evade a defender. Warner also knows, when none of that works, how it feels to have 250 pounds of flesh crushing him.

Brain injuries steal player's memoryupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 10:05:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on a young athlete who had his memory stolen by multiple concussions.

Ex-NFL stars after concussion: Lives unraveledupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 10:05:00

Today is a rare day. Fred McNeill is animated, beaming. Sunlight glances over his face as he relives the glory days 30 years ago when he was a professional football player for the Minnesota Vikings.

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