National Football League News

United Sued for Packing NFL Charters With Young, Blond Crews

United Airlines Holdings Inc. packs its charter flights for sports teams with young, blond crews and bars older flight attendants from working the plum routes, according to a new lawsuit. In so doing, the airline bases the value of workers …

Washington NFL Team Hires Law Firm to Review Harassment Claims

The Washington Redskins hired a law firm to review allegations of misconduct after 15 female ex-employees told the Washington Post they were sexually harassed. The NFL team hired D.C. lawyer Beth Wilkinson and her firm, Wilkinson Walsh, to investigate the …

NFL at 100: Helmets Go High Tech in Quest for Player Safety

Long gone are the days of the leather shell and single-bar face mask. Today’s football helmets are technological marvels, using cutting edge materials and design elements to make the headgear the safest it’s been in the 100th season of the …

Athletes Claim Lloyd’s Delays Policies, Changes Terms to Deny Claims

A player for the Jacksonville Jaguars football team is the latest of several athletes to sue Lloyd’s of London syndicates for allegedly making changes to disability insurance policies after premiums were paid and then denying coverage based on the amended …

NFL Puts Up $3 Million to Find Out Who Can Build a Better Helmet

The National Football League wants a better helmet, and for the first time, it’s willing to pay for it. The richest and most-watched U.S. sports league has created the NFL Helmet Challenge, a $3 million, 18-month contest to see who …

Helmet Maker Rounds out Football Portfolio with New Headgear

SEATTLE — The company that produces the top-rated helmet for NFL players and introduced a youth version of the headgear is rolling out a version for flag football. Seattle-based VICIS already produces the helmet that rated best for three straight …

NFL, GE Team Up to Study Brain Injuries as Concussion Worries Rise

The National Football League and General Electric Co. are teaming up to improve the diagnosis and treatment of brain injuries amid growing concerns about sports-related concussions in youth and professional sports. On Monday they announced a $60 million effort with …

Concussion Lawsuits Are Next Big U.S. Litigation

Smokers and pro football players have something in common: They engage in risky behavior that can be potentially harmful to their health over time. And to hear some lawyers tell it, the National Football League is the equivalent of Big …

Ex-NFL Players Blame League for Brain Injuries

Jamal Lewis, Dorsey Levens and two other former NFL players have sued the league over brain injuries that they say left them struggling with medical problems years after their playing days ended. Lewis and Levens, along with Fulton Kuykendall and …