Junior Seau News
Ed Cunningham says he left ESPN/ABC role when he could no longer be a 'cheerleader' for dangers of football
Former ESPN college football analyst Ed Cunningham told The New York Times?in a piece published Wednesday that he left his job earlier this year partly because of his discomfort with how the game affects its participants physically -- especially later in life. "I take full ownership of my alignment
Source: Sebastian Janikowski, Raiders at impasse over contract
The Oakland Raiders and place-kicker Sebastian Janikowski, who has played more games (268) for the team than any player in franchise history, are in a contractual standoff that could dictate whether the two sides spend this season together. Oakland has asked Janikowski, 39, to rework his contract,
New report finds brain disease in most football players studied
Researchers at Boston University found that of the 111 former NFL pros included in their study, 110 met the criteria for a CTE diagnosis.
Former Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam's death ruled a suicide
Rashaan Salaam , whose body was found in Boulder, Colorado, on Dec. 5, committed suicide by shooting himself in the head, the coroner's office reported Thursday. The Boulder County Coroner's Office reported that the autopsy showed the cause of Salaam's death was a gunshot wound to the head. Salaam,
Dennis Byrd's ex-teammates ask widow to donate his brain
Some of Dennis Byrd's former New York Jets teammates believe he may have suffered from CTE, and at least two of them have suggested to his widow that she donate his brain to the Boston University clinic that studies the brain disease. Byrd, 50, was killed Saturday in a two-car collision about 30
Donald Trump needles NFL for treatment of concussed players
Donald Trump criticized "softer NFL rules" regarding concussions during a campaign stop in Lakeland, Florida, on Wednesday. The Republican presidential nominee said he was struck by the toughness of a woman who fainted and then returned to the audience, according to multiple reports. "The woman was
Renewed Fears Over Brain Injuries Cast Shadow Over NFL's Opening Weekend
The NFL kicked off its opening weekend for the 2016 season, and while the league's revenues continue to climb , a hit against a star quarterback in the season opener on Thursday has renewed controversy over brain injuries in America's most popular spectator sport. The NFL and the NFL Players'
What a summer it's been for Jim Harbaugh. And it's only August.
When satellite camps were banned in April, it seemed we would all be deprived of all of this. Then, three weeks later, the ban was lifted and the Michigan coach was off and running. Before the ban, Harbaugh announced a summer satellite camp tour with 39 camps in 22 states plus visits to American
Extreme adversity accelerates maturation of Steelers' Burns
PITTSBURGH -- Artie Burns has found a football fan club in an unusual location: the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, South Carolina. Artie Burns Sr. has been telling fellow inmates about his son's football ascension, and he listened to the 2016 NFL draft on a prison-issued radio. A few
NFL donations to brain research benefit league-linked doctors, raise worries about influence on science
For nearly two decades, the NFL ran a series of scientific experiments. The league formed its own research arm and published 16 papers about football and head injuries. The central conclusion -- that NFL players don't get brain damage -- led to public criticism, Congressional hearings and, in 2009,