Junior Seau

Tony Dorsett during a game in 1986. (Photo by Ken Levine/Allsport/Getty Images)

Keidel: Tears For Tony — Sad Stage Set For The Great Dorsett

Keidel says: Sadly, the dollar signs and the death certificates go on Roger Goodell’s resume. Maybe he will soon see that killing the player is the same as killing the game.

11/08/2013

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

NFL To Pay $765M To Settle Concussion Lawsuits

The NFL has reached a tentative $765 million settlement over concussion-related brain injuries among its 18,000 retired players, agreeing to compensate victims, pay for medical exams and underwrite research.

08/29/2013

Junior Seau (credit: Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Despite Controversial Year, NFL Remains As Popular As Ever

It was a controversial year for the NFL, but nothing is stopping the popularity of America’s most watched game.

02/03/2013

Bernard Pollard #31 of the Baltimore Ravens (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Bernard Pollard On NFL: ’30 Years From Now, I Don’t Think It Will Be In Existence’

“30 years from now, I don’t think (the NFL) will be in existence,” Pollard said. “I could be wrong. It’s just my opinion, but I think with the direction things are going, there’s going to come a point where fans are going to get fed up with it.”

01/28/2013

Junior Seau (credit: Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Family Of Junior Seau Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against NFL

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

RGIII  (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images), Junior Seau (credit: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Palladino: RGIII’s Knee The Least Of It — Protect The Head

The way the Washington quarterback goes about his on-field business not only puts him in danger of ruining his career from the waist down, but ruining his life from the neck up.

01/11/2013

Tiki Barber (file / credit: Mike McGregor/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)

Tiki Barber Fears For His Health After Years Of Rough Football

With more attention being paid these days to the cumulative effects of concussions, WCBS 880 afternoon drive anchor Steve Scott spoke with former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber, who talked about his concerns for his own future health.

01/10/2013

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Boomer Reacts To Junior Seau CTE Findings: ‘Really Bad’ For NFL

NFL great Junior Seau was suffering from a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last year, according to a study released Thursday.

01/10/2013

Harry Carson (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Palladino: Stunning Numbers In Concussion Suit Vs. NFL

A story that should have been just as big as the Yankees sweeping the first three Subway Series games or Union Rags’ race for the ages after I’ll Have Another dropped out of a Triple Crown bid was all but overlooked last week.

06/11/2012

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Silverman: Kurt Warner’s Honest Approach Takes Guts

When Warner said he was scared to let his sons play the game, quite a few members of the pro football fraternity turned on him. I say good for you, Kurt.

05/09/2012

Kurt Warner (credit: Mike Moore/Getty Images for CFN), Amani Toomer (credit: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Giants’ Osi: Toomer ‘Dead Wrong’ For Comments On Warner

Former Giants wide receiver Amani Toomer has been a one-man headline machine lately. His latest comments drew harsh criticism from a pair of former teammates.

05/08/2012

Rex Ryan (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Rex Ryan OK With Son Playing Football Despite Concerns

Rex Ryan says he “absolutely” would like his son to continue to play football despite him suffering a concussion last season.

05/05/2012

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Palladino: Seau’s Death A Sobering Precursor To Eli’s Comedy

Watch SNL and enjoy. See how Eli does. Just pray that he and his current colleagues have the support they’ll need once the cheering and, for a guy like Manning, the laughter, stops.

05/04/2012

Ex-Jets QB Ray Lucas (Rick Stewart /Allsport)

Former Jets Quarterback Ray Lucas Reflects On Drug Addiction, Suicidal Thoughts

“I live day by day and one day at a time,” Ray Lucas said. “I still have a lot of pain that I deal with, but I relish in the fact that sometimes you’ve got to walk through hell to get to heaven.”

05/03/2012

Junior Seau  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Keidel: Football’s Junior And My Senior

We should not be so dismissive of someone’s pain simply because there isn’t a pill for it, because an x-ray can’t spot it, because a surgeon can’t stitch it. That kind of ignorance could be as dangerous as the problem itself.

05/03/2012

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