January 31, 2013 You're watching the Super Bowl, and on the screen flashes a number to text a $10 donation for brain research. This hasn't happened yet, but as the big event nears, commentator Barbara J. King asks how should we react to the Super Bowl in light of the link between repetitive brain injuries and degenerative brain disease.
January 23, 2013 The NFL linebacker committed suicide last year and a study of his brain found he suffered chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease associated with receptive injuries to the head.
January 10, 2013 Junior Seau, the former NFL linebacker whose suicide last May at age 43 shocked fans and former teammates, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease associated with repetitive head injuries, according to research by the National Institutes of Health.
May 4, 2012 Research could determine whether he suffered from brain disease. At least two other former players who also committed suicide recently had that problem and it's thought that injuries suffered during their careers caused the diseases.
May 3, 2012 The former NFL star reportedly shot himself in the chest Wednesday in California. While he did not leave a note, the medical examiner's report confirms what had been suspected.
May 3, 2012 The death of the former San Diego linebacker means eight members of the team that went to the Super Bowl in 1994 have now died — all before age 45.
May 2, 2012 He was a star linebacker with the San Diego Chargers, and also played with the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots. Reports from California say he may have shot himself.