Dave Duerson

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Dr Bennet Omalu (centre) was the lead author of the study into evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in a living patient. Photograph:  Pete Marovich/Getty Images

Scientists claim they have confirmed evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in a living patient for the first time, a potential breakthrou(...)

Aaron Hernandez stood in Attleboro District Court in 2013. Photo: Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Such is the dysfunctional state of the sport just now that one of the most seismic moments in recent NFL history occurred in a lecture hall at Boston (...)

Bo Jackson in action for the  Los Angeles Raiders during  a game against  the Kansas City Chiefs on October  1989. Photograph: Ken Levine/Getty Images

Bo Jackson has revealed that his legendary dual-sport career might never have got off the ground if he’d known 30 years ago about American football’s(...)

Tregg Duerson, the son of Dave Duerson, and his mother Alicia with the late Chicago Bears defensive back’s NFL Man of the Year trophy. The family is upset at the portrayal of Duerson in Concussion. Photograph: Marc Serota/The New York Times

Before pointing a revolver at his chest and pulling the trigger almost five years ago, Dave Duerson wrote a note to his next of kin that read, “Please(...)

Shawn Wooden, a former Miami Dolphins player and important advocate of the concussion settlement with the NFL, with his son, Shane, at home in Pembroke Pines. Photograph: Ryan Stone/The New York Times

Former National Football League players who oppose the league’s potential $1 billion settlement of lawsuits claiming it hid the risk of concussions a(...)

San Francisco 49ers rookie linebacker Chris Borland has quit the sport over fears of repeated head injuries. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)

San Francisco 49ers player Chris Borland, a leading rookie last season, is retiring from the NFL over health concerns related to repeated head trauma,(...)

‘In a sport where the machismo ‘Ya gotta play hurt’ mantra is drilled into children from an early age, a price eventually had to be paid.’ Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Twenty-one years have passed since the NFL first acknowledged concussion might be a problem in the sport. Not a major one, mind. “We discuss it on the(...)

Chicago Bears defensive tackle William Perry,  aka ‘The Refrigerator’, is now battling Guillain–Barré syndrome. Photograph: Bill Smith/Getty Images

A gap-toothed, 25-stone Chicago Bear was the first NFL superstar to truly capture Irish imaginations. This genial behemoth wore number 72 across his s(...)

 National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell testifies  before the House Judiciary Committee about football brain injuries on Capitol Hill in October 2009. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

America’s National Football League has agreed to pay €578 million to settle a lawsuit brought by more than 4,500 players and their families, largely (...)