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N.F.L. Concussion Settlement to Eliminate Race as Factor

The revised agreement eliminates race as a consideration in evaluating dementia claims by former players.After months of haggling, the N.F.L. and lawyers representing Black players who accused the league of discrimination filed...

‘When I Was Playing, No One Really Talked About Mental Health.’

Jonathan Martin faced bullying in his N.F.L. locker room and depression. He will donate his brain to C.T.E. research to determine if head trauma contributed to his mental health woes.As a lineman...

Will Injured Kids Sue the Catholic Church Over Youth Football?

Denny Doyle is concerned about the risk of brain injuries to children who play tackle football. And he worries that his beloved church will also pay a price.CINCINNATI — Denny Doyle is...

Giants Lose Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley to Injuries

Quarterback Daniel Jones, after a hit to the head, and running back Saquon Barkley, with an ankle injury, were carted off the field.The short-handed Giants on Sunday lost quarterback Daniel Jones, who...

Racist Comment Surfaces By Jon Gruden About DeMaurice Smith

Jon Gruden, the coach of the Las Vegas Raiders, used a racist stereotype in 2011 to describe the players’ union president, DeMaurice Smith, who is Black.Jon Gruden, the head coach of the...

Tom Brady Sets N.F.L. Career Passing Record as Buccaneers Beat Patriots

Brady returned to New England for the first time since leaving for Tampa Bay. He did not throw a touchdown, but he left with a record and a victory.FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom...

Richard Sherman Joins the Buccaneers After a Call From Tom Brady

Sherman is facing criminal charges for five misdemeanors, including two for domestic violence, from an arrest this summer. The free agent cornerback was recruited to Tampa Bay by his former rival.Richard Sherman,...

Lamar Jackson’s Bold Play: A Contract Without an Agent

Jackson is leading his own negotiation for a contract extension with the Ravens, challenging the norms of executives’ relationships to N.F.L. players and raising questions about the efficacy of agents.By any argument,...

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