NFL News

NFL Seeks $1.5M From M.I.A. Over Super Bowl Finger

M.I.A. said she’s been subjected to a year and a half of legal harassment by the National Football League since she extended a middle finger while performing alongside Madonna at the American football championship Super Bowl XLVI halftime show in …

NFL Group, Company Teaming Up for Brain Drug Test

A potential treatment for traumatic brain injuries may be tested in retired professional football players, who are the focus of concern over blows to the head. Neuralstem, Inc., of Rockville, Md., said Wednesday it is working with the National Football …

Hearing to Determine if NFL Faces Concussion Suits

A federal court hearing Tuesday in Philadelphia could determine whether the NFL faces years of litigation over concussion-related brain injuries. Thousands of former players have accused league officials of concealing what they knew about the risk of playing after a …

Docs Say Keep Trained Eye on Possible Concussions

When athletes are suspected of having a concussion, they should be taken out of action immediately, new guidelines from a major medical group say. The American Academy of Neurology said athletes shouldn’t resume playing until they’ve been fully evaluated and …

Goodell: NFL ‘Can and Must’ Make Football Safer

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league will continue to do “everything we can” to make football safer. Player safety in the NFL has been a frequent topic of conversation recently and Goodell discussed it again Wednesday during a lecture …

NFL Great Junior Seau Had Brain Disease CTE

Junior Seau, one of the NFL’s best and fiercest players for nearly two decades, had a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last May, the National Institutes of Health told The Associated Press on Thursday. Results of an NIH …

Attorney: NFL Wants Duerson Suit in Federal Court

An attorney for relatives of the late Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson says the NFL wants to have a wrongful-death lawsuit filed against the league moved from Cook County court to federal court. Thomas Demetrio says he’ll fight the effort …

Ex-NFL Players’ Concussion Suit Transferred to Pennsylvania

A federal lawsuit filed on behalf of nearly a dozen former NFL players living in Louisiana has been transferred from New Orleans to Philadelphia, where a judge presides over a batch of similar suits accusing the league of failing to …

NFL Settles Legal Dispute Over Who Dat? Chant

The NFL and a Louisiana recording company have resolved their legal dispute over merchandising rights to the “Who Dat?” chant, a popular refrain of New Orleans Saints fans. A federal judge agreed Tuesday to dismiss claims that Who Dat? Inc. …

Super Bowl Scores High in Safety

The National Football League isn’t taking safety for granted at this Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. The NFL’s security team said that screening at Lucas Oil Stadium will be significantly heightened for the game and has advised spectators to …