junior seau

Football

Junior Seau's Sister and Other CTE Families Are Encouraging Brain Donations During Super Bowl Week

Family members of victims of a neurodegenerative disease linked to football have launched Faces of CTE, a new awareness and advocacy campaign.
Patrick Hruby
1.30.17
Science

CDC Study Finds Retired NFL Players No More Likely to Commit Suicide Than General US Population, Which Commits Suicide A lot

12 of the 3,439 players studied committed suicide, less than half that of the U.S. population.
Aaron Gordon
5.10.16
AMBIEN

Former San Diego Chargers Team Doctor May Lose Medical License For Prescriptions Given to Junior Seau

Junior Seau's doctor is being accused of gross negligence for prescribing him Ambien with little supervision or examination.
Aaron Gordon
5.1.16
NFL

The Rejected NFL Concussion Settlement Appeal Leaves Former Players With CTE High And Dry

A federal appellate court upheld the NFL concussion settlement over objections that the deal doesn't do enough to cover CTE. Are former players with the disease out of luck?
Patrick Hruby
4.19.16
CTE

How Football Pulled The Trigger: Zack Langston's Family Reflects On His Tragically Short Life

Former Division II football player Zack Langston died at age 26 with CTE, the same brain disease found in Junior Seau and the subject of the film "Concussion."
Patrick Hruby
12.17.15
Hall of Fame

Thankfully, Charles Haley Spoke up About Mental Health at the NFL Hall of Fame

Because the NFL wouldn't let Junior Seau's family say a thing.
Liam Daniel Pierce
8.9.15
Football

Junior Seau's Daughter Delivers Emotional Speech from Hotel Room, Not Hall of Fame

Sydney Seau fulfills her father's wishes by delivering the heartfelt speech that the NFL didn't want to hear.
Liam Daniel Pierce
8.9.15
NFL

If Sydney Seau Doesn't Speak Out Against the NFL, Someone Else Will

Junior Seau's daughter says she won't mention the NFL's concussion cover-up during her father's Hall of Fame induction. If Canton-caliber players are more likely to end up with CTE, will the silence last?
Patrick Hruby
8.6.15
junior seau

Pro Football Hall of Fame Will Let Junior Seau's Daughter Speak...Sort Of

The Pro Football Hall of Fame has made some concessions and Syndey Seau will participate in some events during her father's induction next week.
Sean Newell
8.1.15
junior seau

The NFL Continues to Fail Junior Seau

As the Hall of Fame prepares to posthumously induct Junior Seau next month, the details of his death—and the role that football played in it—are still being met with silence.
Aaron Gordon
7.27.15
Football

The NFL Wants You to Blame Its Players for the Brain Trauma Crisis

The "Heads Up" program is supposed to make football safer, but all it's doing is shifting blame onto players for the NFL's brain trauma crisis.
Andrew Heisel
1.21.15
NFL

'It Feels Like The Game Is Rigged': Why Former Players Are Worried About The NFL Concussion Settlement

Did the lawyer for the players collude with the NFL and screw his clients over in the process? There is reason to wonder if he did.
Patrick Hruby
11.18.14
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