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Under fire because of the risks of the game, the NFL is promoting new techniques for young players.
Rick Maese and Cindy Boren
The league agrees to a $765 million settlement with more than 4,500 former players who filed concussion-related lawsuits.
Sally Jenkins and Rick Maese
PART FIVE: Two of NFL great Howie Long’s sons play in the league — and their parents worry about the risks.
Sally Jenkins, Rick Maese and Scott Clement
PART FOUR: A Washington Post survey of retired players finds 9 in 10 suffer from daily aches and pains.
PART THREE | The NFL’s health insurance ends years before many physical consequences of a player’s career appear. So who should pay?
PART TWO: Coping with injuries and pain in pro football has fostered a culture of painkiller use and abuse.
Attorneys present arguments in hearing that will decide if concussion lawsuit will proceed in federal court.
Judge to consider NFL's motion to dismiss hundreds of suits covering the claims of about 4,200 ex-players.
Rick Maese and Sally Jenkins
Despite RGIII's knee injury, Redskins players appear to receive above average medical care.
PART ONE | Medical care in the NFL is medicine turned on its head, often with troubling results.
In NFLPA survey, 78 percent of players say they are not satisfied at all with teams’ medical staffs.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell visited a pilot program in Va. to address concussion concerns.
Rick Maese and Scott Clement
As the NFL opens its regular season Wednesday night, a new Washington Post poll suggests that football remains by far the country’s most popular sport, despite offseason turmoil.
They discuss a joint strategy to change the culture surrounding concussions and other head trauma.
The lawsuits filed against NFL by retired players are aimed at finding ways to rehabilitate a damaged brain. Some think it’s possible.
The more than 2,000 former players have filed 85 lawsuits against the NFL will have their complaints combined in court, as they attempt to hold the league responsible for the fallout from head trauma.
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