Fewer kids are playing tackle football. Could flag be the future for the NFL?

Jan 12, 2024
The risk of brain injury weighs on participation. Sports writer Dave Sheinin says there’s logic in an eventual move to a safer game.
With youth participation in tackle football dropping, flag football presents a new opportunity.
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In safety Rx, NFL makes high-profile recruit

Feb 11, 2015
Prominent physician, Dr. Elizabeth Nabel, will serve as chief health advisor.

The cost of concussions

May 29, 2014
There is plenty of demand for technology to reduce concussions.

Why I'm saying goodbye to the NFL

Jan 21, 2014
One commentator ends her love affair with professional football

Concussion-related settlement reached by NFL

Aug 29, 2013
The National Football League has agreed to pay $765 million to settle a lawsuit with over 4,000 former players over head injuries.

NFL players hire Harvard for health study

Jan 30, 2013
The players will spend $100 million on a 10-year study to find out just how hazardous football is to their health.