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

Jim McMahon (CBS)

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

New Big Ten Logo

Big Ten, Ivy League To Join Forces To Study Head Injuries

The Big Ten and the Ivy League have announced plans to combine research efforts devoted to studying head injuries in sports.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2012


Growing Concern Over Concussions Among Youth Athletes

The headlines about concussions are everywhere these days; soldiers suffering traumatic brain injuries linked to concussions, or the speculation that football star Junior Seau might have committed suicide after suffering from them.

CBS 2–05/22/2012

Jonathan Toews. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Rozner: Should Toews Sit For The Rest Of The Season?

Toews has already missed five games, having played perhaps as many as six games with a suspected concussion.

CBS Chicago–03/01/2012

Dave Duerson

Duerson’s Family Claims NFL Covered Up Concussion Dangers

The family of former Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson said Thursday that the Super Bowl champion would still be alive today, if not what they claim was an NFL conspiracy to cover up the dangers of concussions.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2012


New Efforts Seek To Protect Kids From Concussions

In January 2011, the city of Chicago passed some of the most strict concussion legislation in the country, but it was just the beginning, as there are several efforts afoot to protect school-aged athletes from serious brain injuries.

CBS 2–02/15/2012

Brain Scan

Concussions A Risk For Kids In All Types Of Sports

The latest research shows repeated head trauma can cause irreparable brain disease. As CBS 2’s Rob Johnson reports, for parents whose kids are active, this can be extremely troubling, especially when you consider that almost any sport can leave your child with a concussion.

CBS 2–02/14/2012

Roger Goodell addresses the media at the Super Bowl in Indianapolis. Concussions were one of the many topics he discussed. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Concussion Talk Obscures Dark Truth

Commissioner Roger Goodell stood before the media at his annual Super Bowl state-of-the-league speech, and sounded as if he cared when addressing issues of player safety.

CBS Chicago–02/04/2012

Brian Urlacher. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Pompei: NFL Players Need To Understand The Seriousness Of Injury

With the recent report that Brian Urlacher will do just about whatever it takes to be healthy enough to play on Sundays, one NFL expert thinks players need to understand the severity of injuries.

670 The Score–01/24/2012

Football Generic

Lawsuit: NFL Knew About Dangers Of Concussions For 90 Years

A lawsuit by 75 former NFL football players claims the league tried to hide the effects of concussions for 90 years, according to published reports.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2011

Brent Seabrook (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Preventing Concussions In NHL Needs More Attention

The NHL just signed a new 10-year TV deal worth $2 billion. To show his appreciation for all those who made it possible, Commissioner Gary Bettman instructed club officials to share the news with concussed players by holding up two fingers in front of their faces.