Concussions

Business of Football
A Tie’s a Win for the NFL
A Tie’s a Win for the NFL
The latest turn in the concussion lawsuit saga—a judge gave her preliminary approval to a revised settlement—was good news for both sides. Here, we explain why the league and its owners ultimately will be the biggest beneficiaries
By Andrew Brandt
Muscle and Medicine
New Concussion Settlement a Win-Win
New Concussion Settlement a Win-Win
In a change to the initial agreement, the NFL's monetary award fund for retired players with brain injuries will now be uncapped. It's the right move for everyone
By Andy DeGory
Business of Football
Getting Down to Business
Getting Down to Business
You've got questions about the varying financial aspects of football, and we've got answers. Let's dive into topics such as quarterback values, playoff pay, coaching contracts and the recent snag in the NFL’s concussion settlement
By Andrew Brandt
Open Field
Where the Game is Headed
Where the Game Is Headed
Will football fade away, or adapt and grow? We take a realistic look at the NFL a decade down the road and find a safer game thanks to technological advances, refinement of the rules and a focus on playing smarter
By Jenny Vrentas
Behind the Face Mask
Life After Concussions
Life After Concussions
What is it like to learn the latest information about the effects of head injuries, knowing you suffered a few yourself? Ex-NFL player Nate Jackson shares his perspective of being scared to death while simultaneously craving to play again
Open Field
Lessons of a Football Father
Video: Lessons of a Football Father
Former fullback Fred McCrary on teaching his sons the game he loves and the lessons he’s learned
In This Corner
We Chose This Profession
We Chose This Profession
Football is a dangerous, violent way to make a living. Players know that—now more than ever—and are willing to live with the risks. So don’t try to water down what’s best about the game
By Richard Sherman
Open Field
The First Line of Defense
The First Line Of Defense
The role of helmets in making football safer follows a fine line. Manufacturers are using innovating methods to produce smarter models. But will players wear them, and how far can technology go in lessening the impacts that lead to concussions?
By Jenny Vrentas
On Further Review
Head Trauma in Football: A Special Report
The Tuesday Mailbag
Can football change? Will the sport become safer? How are concussions impacting the game‘s future? Introducing an in-depth series where we tackle those questions, starting at high schools and continuing into college and the NFL
By Peter King
Monday Morning Quarterback
Fighting for Themselves, Fighting for the Game
Fighting for Themselves, Fighting for the Game
The season is near, but don't lose perspective on the importance of the players’ battle in the concussion lawsuit. And meet Kevin Turner, one of its foremost faces
By Peter King