While pain management and marijuana have grabbed the headlines, the league and union are looking for more ways to encourage players to seek help when they need it. And players like Solomon Thomas are trying to get teammates to buy in.
Like veterans across the league, the Eagles receiver has invested significant time and money into keeping his body in top shape during the punishing NFL season. And that included a visit to an unlikely spot two nights before the Super Bowl
The game’s health depends on mitigating concussions and trauma caused by subconcussive hits. That’s why the NFL has incentivized the equipment industry with $60 million and called for a better overall helmet within three years, and position-specific helmets within five
Once again the league is paying for its slow reaction to a health crisis, this time the overuse of the painkiller Toradol. Meanwhile, the union shows no interest in taking on the NFL on a perceived conflict of interest among team doctors, setting the stage for the next medical crisis
Prominent head trauma researchers and, now, Congress, are hammering the NFL for their interference over grant money awarded for concussion research. A closer look reveals a deeper complexity behind the league’s actions. And as funding stalls, everyone involved has something to lose
The NFL says its investigation is “ongoing and comprehensive,” but with no tangible evidence, no power to compel cooperation and an accuser who’s recanted every allegation, it’s difficult to see anything coming of a probe unless higher authorities get involved
On Christmas Day, a wide-release feature film headlined by a megawatt star will spread the story of CTE’s discovery in football players—and the NFL’s years of inaction in combating head trauma—to moviegoers everywhere. Unable to change the past, the NFL is trying to keep the focus on the future
An undrafted free agent who used to put sugar on his lasagna has transformed himself into a surprise playmaker on the Broncos’ league-best defense—in large part thanks to a major overhaul of his daily diet