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Vikings put Akayleb Evans on IR after latest concussion

Dec. 07, 2022 17:21 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings placed cornerback Akayleb Evans on injured reserve Wednesday after his most recent concussion, meaning the rookie must sit out at least the next four games. The roster move was made to make room for cornerback Cameron Dantzler, who was...

Jury: NCAA not to blame in ex-USC football player's death

Nov. 22, 2022 22:19 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a verdict that could affect countless claims by athletes who sue sports organizations for head injuries, a Los Angeles jury on Tuesday rejected a lawsuit seeking $55 million by the widow of a former USC football player who said the NCAA failed to protect him from repeated...

Widow asks $55M from NCAA for ex-USC football player's death

Nov. 21, 2022 21:57 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorneys asked a jury Monday to award $55 million to the widow of a former USC football player in a landmark case accusing the NCAA of failing to protect him from repetitive head trauma that led to his death. Matthew Gee, a hard-hitting linebacker who was on...

Rams' Stafford out of concussion protocol, will play Sunday

Nov. 18, 2022 18:42 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Matthew Stafford has been cleared to return to the Los Angeles Rams' lineup Sunday after a one-game absence. The Super Bowl-winning quarterback will play in New Orleans against the Saints, coach Sean McVay said Friday. Stafford went into...

Browns CB Ward back to face Dolphins following concussion

Nov. 10, 2022 15:53 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Sidelined three weeks by a concussion, Denzel Ward agonized during his absence over not being able to help the Browns. That's about to change. “Can't wait,” said Ward, who will play Sunday when Cleveland visits the Miami Dolphins to begin a...

EXPLAINER: What's at stake in concussion case against NCAA?

Oct. 28, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

The NCAA has been defending itself in court against a lawsuit brought by a former college football player's widow, who accuses the governing body of being responsible for the concussions that led to her husband's death. Matthew Gee died at age 49 in 2018 from permanent brain damage...

Pelicans' Ingram leaves vs Utah with concussion symptoms

Oct. 23, 2022 20:39 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans leading scorer Brandon Ingram has been ruled out for the second half of New Orleans' home opener against Utah on Sunday night because of concussion symptoms. Ingram, who averaged 28 points in New Orleans' first two games, appeared to get hit in the face...

Trial starts in concussion case of dead USC football player

Oct. 21, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury heard opening statements Friday in the case of a widow of a former University of Southern California football player suing the NCAA for failing to protect her husband from repetitive head trauma. Matthew Gee died at age 49 in 2018 from...

Concussion lawsuit against NCAA could be first to reach jury

Oct. 20, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawsuit alleging the NCAA failed to protect a former University of Southern California football player from repetitive head trauma is nearing trial in a Los Angeles court, with a jury seated Thursday in what could become a landmark case. The...

AP source: Tagovailoa, Bridgewater out of protocols

Oct. 15, 2022 10:55 AM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa and Teddy Bridgewater have completed all of the return-to-play steps required by the NFL and are no longer in the league’s recently revised concussion protocols, a person with knowledge of the decisions said Saturday. ...