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Roger Goodell. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

NFL: 13 Percent Fewer Concussions In ’13 Than ’12

The NFL says concussions are trending downward.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2014

Peyton Manning at Super Bowl XLVIII Media Day. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Defusing This Week’s Super Bowl Narratives

Here are just a few of the bad “news” pieces we’re going to be subjected to for the next few days.

CBS Chicago–01/28/2014

Wide receiver Percy Harvin of the Seattle Seahawks is helped off the field late in the second quarter against the New Orleans Saints. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Bernstein: NFL Concussion Policy Is Ridiculous

NFL doctors need to have their heads examined.

670 The Score–01/11/2014

A silhouette of an NFL player. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

NFL: 2 Players Violated Concussion Protocol

Two players violated league concussion protocol during last weekend’s wild-card games, according to a letter sent by the NFL’s head, neck and spine committee chairmen to all team doctors and trainers.

670 The Score–01/10/2014

Ryan Freel.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images.)

Baffoe: Ryan Freel & The Hurt Of Hustle

When you see one of these great hustle plays from now on just know what you’re clapping it up for.

670 The Score–12/17/2013

A silhouette of an NFL player. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

AP Study: Hits To Head Still Prevalent In NFL

Almost once a game, an NFL player absorbs an illegal blow to the head or neck that could put his career — or worse — at risk.

670 The Score–12/10/2013

A silhouette of a college football team. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Football Horror Story Deserves Attention

A college football player is dead, and not because of an accident.

670 The Score–11/13/2013

Pop Warner Pee Wee football. (Credit: Scott Halleran /Allsport)

Bernstein: Dangerous Football Lies Exposed

Fancy, new, expensive, high-tech football helmets do absolutely nothing to prevent old-fashioned brain injury.

670 The Score–10/31/2013

A general view of Chicago Bears offices and workout facilities at Halas Hall. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bears Host Safety Clinic For Football Moms

Hundreds of Chicago moms are taking their concerns about concussions to the commissioner of the NFL at the home of the Bears.

10/29/2013

Marian Hossa lays on the ice after getting hit by Raffi Torres. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Join Me In Waiting For An Illegal Hit To Kill A Pro Athlete

It’s inevitably going to happen. One of these days a player is going to die because of an illegal hit.

670 The Score–10/25/2013

NFL players gather before a game.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Baffoe: ‘League Of Denial’ Causes Me To Face An Addiction

Ask me why I keep watching, and I’ll tell you I enjoy it despite very much knowing and accepting the brutal negatives. And I’m not ready to walk away yet.

670 The Score–10/09/2013

Roger Goodell. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Read: Judge’s Order On NFL Concussion Settlement

Here is the text of Judge Layn Phillips’ order on the NFL concussion settlement.

670 The Score–08/29/2013

Roger Goodell. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Bernstein: NFL Should Settle Lawsuit, ASAP

It no longer matters which side is correct, because both sides have already lost.

670 The Score–08/25/2013

Pablo Sandoval collides with the Astros' Chris Snyder  last July. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Time To Ban The Home Plate Collision

Mike Matheny is the ideal champion of a noble cause, and he has decided to take up the fight.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2013

High School Football Helmet Concussions

State Rep. Seeking To Limit Tackling At High School Football Practice

State Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills) said conversations with Northbrook neurologist Dr. Larry Robbins led to her increased concern about young athletes taking repeated hits to the head.

WBBM Newsradio–02/12/2013

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McMahon: ‘I Get A Little Mad At Myself’ Over Dementia Problems

He was thrown through the air, and slammed head first to the ground. Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon said he always knew his body would be beaten up by playing football, but he said he did not know the extent of damage being done to his brain.

CBS 2–02/05/2013

Roger Goodell

NFL Expects To Have Independent Neurologists At Games In 2013

NFL general counsel Jeff Pash says he expects independent neurological consultants to be on sidelines during games next season to help diagnose and treat concussions.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2013

Dr. Julian Bailes shows PET scan images from a research study on CTE, including scans of five living former NFL players. (Credit: CBS)

Research Suggests Scan Could Find Concussion Trauma In Living Patients

It’s a breakthrough that could help save the lives of athletes who play contact sports. Research conducted partially in Chicago has found a way to diagnose a devastating brain disease for the first time, while the athlete is still alive.

CBS 2–01/22/2013

A brain scan of Junior Seau found the All-Pro linebacker suffered from CTE. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Study: Signs Of CTE Might Be Found In Living Football Players

Doctors and researchers may no longer have to wait until a football players dies to find the affects of concussions in their brains.

CBS Chicago–01/22/2013

Jay Cutler breaks away from Tim Dobbins.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Aikman: Nothing Illegal About Hit On Cutler

With time winding down in the second quarter, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was drilled by Texans linebacker Tim Dobbins, ultimately leading to Cutler’s exit from the game.

670 The Score–11/12/2012

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