Tackle Football For Kids Under 12 Could Soon Be BannedIt's a piece of legislation named after former Chicago Bear Dave Duerson.
Lawmaker: Ban Tackle Football For Kids 12 And Under"There's a magical period of brain development that happens in your child between eight and twelve. It's a terrible time to be hitting them in the head over and over again."
CTE Found in 110 Out Of 111 Former Football Players' BrainsA new study on the link between repeated hits to the head among football players and brain disease is a stark reminder about the potential dangers of the sport.
Duerson Family Plans To Challenge NFL Concussion SettlementThomas Demetrio, an attorney for the family of late Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson, objects to the exclusion of future awards for CTE, the brain trauma that some call "the signature disease of football." Lawyers involved in the settlement say an appeal could hold up payments to thousands of players.
McMahon: 'I Wouldn’t Be Here' If I Kept Guns At HomeFormer Bears quarterback Jim McMahon was in Chicago on Tuesday ahead of the Sports Legacy Institute’s first annual Chicago gala Wednesday evening, when he’ll be honored for becoming a public face of concussions in the NFL.
Bernstein: Belcher Tragedy Has No Bigger MeaningIt makes us feel better when we can determine direct causes, identify means of prevention of similar acts, or categorize those involved as somehow different, distant or foreign.
Duerson Family Donates Concussion Test Kits To High Schools Former Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson took his life in 2011 after suffering years of concussion symptoms. Now his family is donating concussion testing kits to the Chicago Public School District.
Wisch: Would You Let Your Son Play Football?When the news of Junior Seau’s tragic death by apparent suicide broke on Wednesday afternoon, the tweets about the potential perils of playing pigskin started flowing soon after.
Duerson's Family Creates Safety Program For Indiana School AthletesThe family and friends of the late Dave Duerson, who spent seven seasons with the Chicago Bears, have created a program to help Muncie, Ind., high school and middle school athletes who suffer head injuries.
Report: Dave Duerson's Assets Were Worth $19,500 At DeathThe tragic story of former Bear Dave Duerson's suicide took an interesting turn Wednesday, when reports showed the two-time Super Bowl champion was deep into bankruptcy filings.
Duerson's Family Claims NFL Covered Up Concussion DangersThe 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.
Concussions A Risk For Kids In All Types Of SportsThe 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.
Bernstein: Don't Fear Facts Of Payton's LifeIt’s not a biographer’s job to make you feel good. Apparently, author Jeff Pearlman has succeeded in angering a sizable number of naïve Chicagoans and Bears fans, based on early response to his new book.
Report: Duerson Might Not Have Qualified For Disability AwardFormer Bear Dave Duerson’s degenerative brain injuries might not even have qualified for benefit under the NFL disability plan he himself helped create, according to a published report.
Study: Duerson Had Brain Damage At Time Of SuicideFormer Chicago Bear Dave Duerson had brain damage when he committed suicide in February, according to the Boston University center that studies brain injuries to professional athletes.