February

February 28, 2011

‘Honoring Dave Duerson: Three Things the NFL, Fans, And Sponsors Must Do’ … today at Beyond Chron

The suicide of Dave Duerson, a long-time National Football League Players Association stalwart, came during a collective bargaining impasse between the union and the owners. The […]
February 27, 2011

‘Three Things the NFL, Sponsors, and Fans Could Do to Honor Dave Duerson’s Legacy’

That’s the headline of my column tomorrow at Beyond Chron.   Irv Muchnick
February 27, 2011

We Interrupt the NFL Combine News to Announce Another Death

Ricky Bell, 36, a former National Football League and Canadian Football League defensive back, like Dave Duerson, died ten days ago at age 36. His family […]
February 26, 2011

Dave Duerson NFL Suicide Story You’ll Read Nowhere Else — In Five Parts

Duerson Suicide Shows NFL Body Count Rising Like WWE’s – But With New Intrigue (full text) ***** For Dave Duerson, ‘88 Plan’ Wasn’t Enough ***** ‘Dave Duerson Knew […]
February 26, 2011

Duerson Suicide Shows NFL Body Count Rising Like WWE’s – But With New Intrigue (full text)

[originally published on February 22 at Beyond Chron, http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/Duerson_Suicide_Shows_NFL_Body_Count_Rising_Like_WWE_s_But_With_New_Intrigue_8920.html] by Irvin Muchnick The gruesome decades-long underground American saga that is the football concussion crisis has never […]
February 25, 2011

Out of Respect for Dave Duerson, NFL Must Reopen Rejected Disability Claims

In covering Dave Duerson’s suicide pointedly, I mean no disrespect for the memory of someone who, according to many people who knew him, was a good […]
February 25, 2011

Dave Duerson’s Posthumous ‘Deadspin’ Interview Is More Revealing Than Candid

Writer Rob Trucks interviewed Dave Duerson, three months before he committed suicide, as part of an oral-history project on life challenges at age 50. Deadspin.com, the […]
February 24, 2011

‘Dave Duerson Knew Nothing About Concussions and Players’ Best Interests’ – My Exclusive Interview With Ex-Minnesota Viking Brent Boyd

by Irvin Muchnick The suicide of former National Football League star and fallen business titan Dave Duerson has ricocheted through the media as a wake-up call […]
February 23, 2011

For Dave Duerson, ‘88 Plan’ Wasn’t Enough

The Dave Duerson suicide is a chilling event through and through. One of the coldest things is its recursive irony: Duerson served on the National Football […]