NFL http://blog.wlrn.org en When It Comes To Brain Injury, Authors Say NFL Is In A 'League Of Denial' http://blog.wlrn.org/post/when-it-comes-brain-injury-authors-say-nfl-league-denial When the Pittsburgh Steelers won four Super Bowls in the 1970s, you could argue that no one played a bigger role than Mike Webster. Webster was the Steelers' center, snapping the ball to the quarterback, then waging war in the trenches, slamming his body and helmet into defensive players to halt their rush.<p>He was a local hero, which is why the city was stunned when his life fell apart. He lost all his money, and his marriage, and ended up spending nights in the bus terminal in Pittsburgh. Webster died of a heart attack, and on Sept. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 11:56:53 +0000 21735 at http://blog.wlrn.org When It Comes To Brain Injury, Authors Say NFL Is In A 'League Of Denial' NFL, Retirees Reach $765M Settlement On Concussions Suits http://blog.wlrn.org/post/nfl-retirees-reach-765m-settlement-concussions-suits The NFL and more than 4,500 retired players have reached an agreement calling for the league to contribute $765 million to a fund that will pay "medical and other benefits, as well as compensation" to those who suffered concussions and related injuries during their careers.<p>Details of the agreement, which would settle concussion-related lawsuits by former players and still needs a judge's OK, were <a href="http://nfllabor.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/press-release-2.pdf" target="_blank">released by the league early Thursday afternoon</a>.<p>According to that statement:<p>-- "The settlement wi Thu, 29 Aug 2013 17:06:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 19815 at http://blog.wlrn.org NFL, Retirees Reach $765M Settlement On Concussions Suits Remix The News: David Kobert, Miami Dolphins And Circus Politics http://blog.wlrn.org/post/remix-news-david-kobert-miami-dolphins-and-circus-politics <p></p><div class="im" style="color: rgb(80, 0, 80); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16.363636016845703px;"><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We're a little over two weeks away from the scheduled Miami-Dade County referendum on proposed upgrades to the Miami Dolphins' Sun Life Stadium.</span></p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Kenny Malone 13018 at http://blog.wlrn.org Remix The News: David Kobert, Miami Dolphins And Circus Politics