Robert<br />Klemko
•staff writer•

Robert
Klemko

Open Field
When the Game Goes Dark
When the Game Goes Dark
Jaguars linebacker Russell Allen thought he had his bell rung against the Bills in Week 15 last season. He played through the injury and double vision, but two days later found out he’d suffered a stroke on the field. A dead spot in his brain means he’ll never play football again
By Robert Klemko
Muscle and Medicine
If You Give a Mouse a Concussion . . .
If You Give a Mouse a Concussion . . .
Using a novel technique to peer through the skulls of living mice, researchers at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland are observing concussed brains in real time, transforming ideas of what happens at the molecular level and pointing the way to possible treatment for mild brain trauma
By Robert Klemko
Weekend Notes
Back to School with DeMarcus Ware
Back to School with DeMarcus Ware
Like a lot of players on the move this offseason, the new Denver Bronco has some studying to do to get up to speed with his new team. But there’s also longer-term planning: How to prepare for life after football
By Robert Klemko
Open Field
Pete Carroll’s Master Plan
Pete Carroll’s Master Plan
Winning back-to-back championships is a monumental task. Lucky for the Seahawks, their coach has been there before
By Robert Klemko
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Preparing for Sam, and Beyond
Preparing for Sam, and Beyond
The NFL’s power brokers are hearing a strong message about respect at the owners meetings as the league prepares a new initiative regarding sexual orientation
By Robert Klemko
Behind the Face Mask
‘I’m Under No Illusion That We’re Going to Make Magical Changes’
‘I’m Under No Illusion That We’re Going to Make Magical Changes’
But new NFLPA president Eric Winston is ready to play hardball with the NFL. Just ask him about Roger Goodell and HGH testing
By Robert Klemko
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Deal or No Deal
Deal or No Deal
On the eve of free agency, the Dolphins made former Lions safety Louis Delmas an offer that, quite truthfully, he could refuse. The South Florida native had just two hours to give Miami his answer
By Robert Klemko
Open Field
Payback Isn’t Enough
Payback Isn’t Enough
Snubbed on draft night in 2013, Eddie Lacy returned to Radio City Music Hall in 2014 as an NFL star. But while the bruising back has developed professionally, he's still chasing personal fulfillment
By Robert Klemko
Behind the Face Mask
The Kraken, Unleashed
The Kraken, Unleashed
A sixth-round pick four years ago, Greg Hardy enters free agency as one of the league’s most coveted pass rushers. The defensive end wants to stay in Carolina, for the right price
By Robert Klemko
Unplugged
London Fletcher Is Ready For What’s Next
London Fletcher Is Ready For What’s Next
It took time, but by the end of his 16th NFL season the ironman linebacker was one of the game’s most respected and admired players. Whatever his future holds, it looks to be bright
By Robert Klemko