Wednesday, March 29, 2017

chronic traumatic encephalopathy

In this Sept. 1968, file photo, Chicago Bears' halfback Gale Sayers runs with the ball. (AP Photo/File)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Relatives of Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers say the Chicago Bears legend has been diagnosed with dementia. His wife, Ardythe Sayers, tells The Kansas City Star that her 73-year-old husband was diagnosed four ...
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BY MARYCLAIRE DALE PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday urged NFL retirees to register for a concussion settlement that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years. About 22,000 retirees are encouraged to get baseline neurological testing. ...
In this Nov. 7, 2012, file photo, former Colorado running back and Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam watches from the sidelines during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game between Colorado and Washinnton, in Boulder, Colorado. The Boulder County Coron (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

BY SADIE GURMAN DENVER (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam killed himself after struggling with depression, an autopsy report confirmed Thursday, but investigators will never know whether the one-time running back suffered chronic head trauma from playing football because ...
In this Nov. 17, 2016, file photo, Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly (59) is taken off the field after being injured in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, in Charlotte, N. Carolina. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

BY STEVE REED CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Luke Kuechly said he isn’t going to let a second concussion end his football career. The Panthers three-time All-Pro middle linebacker said Wednesday he has no plans to retire from playing football after ...
In this June 30, 2014 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. Donald Trump will enter the Oval Office with the ability to re-establish the Supreme Court’s conservative tilt and the chance to cement it for the long term. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

BY JIMMY GOLEN The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the final two challenges to the estimated $1 billion settlement between the NFL and thousands of its former players who have been diagnosed with brain injuries linked to repeated concussions. Players ...
Boston University School of Medicine scientist Robert Stern stands in front of projected images of brain scans as he addresses researchers at a meeting held to launch a seven-year study into chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, at the school Wednesday, June 1, 2016, in Boston.

BY JIMMY GOLEN BOSTON (AP) — Researchers are moving ahead with efforts to develop a diagnostic test for chronic traumatic encephalopathy — even without the NFL’s help. Some of the nation’s top brain scientists gathered Wednesday at the Boston University ...
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pauses during the national anthem before an NFL Play 60 event at Grant Park, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Chicago before Thursday's first round of the NFL football draft.

BY JAY COHEN CHICAGO (AP) — The floor belonged to Philip Feliciano, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell waited patiently for his question. Given an opportunity to ask Goodell about anything he wanted, Feliciano, a 55-year-old vascular surgeon from Bellevue, Washington, ...
In this March 23,2016 file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell gestures during a press conference at the NFL owners meeting in Boca Raton, Fla.

BY MARYCLAIRE DALE PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld an estimated $1 billion plan by the NFL to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits filed by former players, potentially ending a troubled chapter in league history. The decision ...
In this Jan. 10, 2010, file photo, New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau (55) warms up on the field before an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Foxborough, Mass

BY DAVE CAMPBELL and TERESA M. WALKER On the contentious issue of concussions, the NFL has relented on a once-steadfast stance. Yes, the league acknowledged publicly for the first time, there is a connection between football and the devastating brain ...
This Nov. 29, 2005, file photo shows U.S Olympic gold medal soccer player Brandi Chastain arriving for the premiere of her HBO sports documentary "Dare to Dream," in New York.

BY ANNE M. PETERSON Brandi Chastain, whose penalty kick gave the United States the 1999 Women’s World Cup title, has pledged her brain for concussion research. The 47-year-old Chastain announced her donation to the Massachusetts-based Concussion Legacy Foundation on Thursday. ...
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