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Experts say ex-football players with head injuries often end up in the criminal justice system. Former USC lineman Chris Brymer is exhibit A.
SF Weekly  |  Peter Jamison  |  10-01-2010  |  Science

Professor Pellom McDaniels Wants to Move Kansas City's Black History Beyond Entertainmentnew

Most black school kids, he says, view entertainment -- being a professional athlete or a performer -- as the only form of success available to them. McDaniels, who happens to be a former NFL player, sees history as the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and opening a wider future.
The Pitch  |  Casey Lyons  |  11-03-2009  |  Education

ESPN's Odd Double Standard On Sexnew

Sports-media behemoth ESPN rightfully balked when one of its broadcast stars, Erin Andrews, was victimized by a pervert with a video camera, and moved quickly to suppress the footage. But did it apply a double standard when it refused to cover the sexual-assault case of NFL star Ben Roethlisberger?
Boston Phoenix  |  Adam Reilly  |  07-29-2009  |  Media

Paperless Trail: Suing the City to Obtain 'Public' Records

When Folio Weekly began asking for financial records related to the Jacksonville Jaguars stadium renovations and 2005 Super Bowl expenditures, city officials claimed no such records existed. In fact, they ultimately turned over 25 boxes worth of information. All it took was three years, and $9,000 in attorneys fees.
Folio Weekly  |  Marvin Edwards  |  10-07-2008  |  Policy Issues

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