Tag: Football

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Out of Thin Air

Joe Namath believes hyperbaric oxygen treatment can reverse the brain damage he and others suffered playing football, so much so that a treatment center carries his name. The science, however, doesn’t support his claims.

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The Player Whose Bell Stayed Rung

Football-related brain damage made Rickie Harris fall from the heights of the NFL to serving a DUI sentence in his ex-wife’s basement.

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The Gangster in the Huddle

The double life of Aaron Hernandez.

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Upon Further Review

Darren Sharper was once an NFL star. He was also a serial rapist, one who law enforcement failed to stop.

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And He Shall Lead Them

Lester Cotton’s transformation from reluctant football player to top Alabama recruit, and the hopes and dreams of a neighborhood that ride on his shoulders.

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Tom Brady Cannot Stop

A season with the New England Patriots’ 37-year-old quarterback.

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The Season from Hell

Inside Roger Goodell’s troubling (or wildly successful, depending on who you ask) tenure as NFL commissioner.

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Wes Welker Will Not Be Denied

When should a football player, and in particular one who has suffered three concussions in 10 months, retire?

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The Other Side of a Miracle

Life, death, and last year’s Auburn-Alabama game.

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Together We Make Football

On domestic violence and the NFL.

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How the Ray Rice Scandal Unfolded

An investigation into who knew what, and when.