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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore speaks at a press conference after ,an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, in Pittsburgh. The NFL's concussion protocol wasn't strictly followed when Moore was treated for a hit to the chin and mouth in the first-round playoff game, the league said. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)
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  • FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore speaks at a press conference after ,an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, in Pittsburgh. The NFL's concussion protocol wasn't strictly followed when Moore was treated for a hit to the chin and mouth in the first-round playoff game, the league said. (AP Photo/Don Wright, File)

    NFL: concussion protocol not followed by Miami in Moore case

    MIAMI (AP) — The NFL’s concussion protocol wasn’t strictly followed when Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore was treated for a hit to the chin and mouth in a first-round playoff game, the league said Wednesday. Because Moore was bleeding from the mouth, he was allowed to return to the game too quickly at Pittsburgh, the […]
  • Brain-injury deaths in high school football players rising

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two dozen high school football players died in recent years from traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, and the annual death count has been growing slightly, according to a new study. But such deaths remain rare, and are far lower than in decades past. Also, it’s not clear whether the recent […]
  • FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2012, file photo, former Colorado running back and Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam watches from the sidelines during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game between Colorado and Washinnton, in Boulder, Colo. The Boulder County Coroner's Office said Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, that Salaam died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. However, investigators weren't able to determine if he suffered chronic head trauma from playing football because his family didn't consent to those tests. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

    Coroner: Heisman winner Rashaan Salaam’s death was a suicide

    DENVER (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam killed himself after struggling with depression, an autopsy report confirmed Thursday, but investigators will never know whether the one-time running back suffered chronic head trauma from playing football because his family did not consent to those tests. Salaam was found dead Dec. 5 in a park near […]