Illustration by Doug FraserA study of retired professional football players has found that they are more likely than nonathletes to suffer symptoms of cognitive impairment, such as memory and speech problems, a conclusion that that is sure to buttress the arguments of those who point to the risk ... More >>
Illustration by Doug FraserAnother startling indication of the potential prevalence of football-related brain degeneration came to light yesterday, as the disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was diagnosed in the autopsied brain of deceased Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson.The ... More >>
Maybe we're biased ... but we think it's a winning pieceWe want to announce that SF Weekly's Peter Jamison has been named one of the finalists for the prestigious Livingston Awards, which honors journalists under the age of 35.Jamison was named a finalist for his September 2010 news feature, "Hea ... More >>
Joseph SchellChris Brymer, in an August jailhouse interview with SF WeeklyThe trial of a former NFL and USC lineman accused of racially motivated attacks on a homeless man has ended with a jury refusing to convict him on any charges.Chris Brymer, who was the subject of a September cover story in ... More >>
Chris Brymer, far left, pictured with XFL teammatesLast month we reported in a cover story on the case of Chris Brymer, a former star lineman at USC who has been charged with hate-crime assault in San Francisco. Interviews with medical experts and with Brymer's friends and relatives indicated he ... More >>
Not above the law in SFSay what you want about District Attorney Kamala Harris -- the Attorney General candidate is a "different kind of prosecutor," according to a lengthy profile published in today's Los Angeles Times, and true to form, her office prosecutes different kinds of cases. And how. F ... More >>
Henry TherkieldOne of two key witnesses in the hate crime assault and criminal threatening case against Chris Brymer -- the former University of Southern California and National Football League offensive lineman featured in the current SF Weekly cover story -- now denies that Brymer threatened hi ... More >>
Experts say ex-football players with head injuries often end up in the criminal justice system. Former USC lineman Chris Brymer is exhibit A.