• In this Tuesday, May 24, 2016, file phot, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell makes his way into the NFL owner's meeting in Charlotte N.C.  Goodell reaffirmed the league's commitment to concussion research in a letter Thursday, May 26, 2016,  to the 32 team owners. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

    Goodell reaffirms NFL’s concussion research role

    NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reaffirmed the league’s commitment to concussion research in a letter Thursday to the 32 team owners.

  • In this Sunday Oct. 5, 2014 file photo, Marussia driver Jules Bianchi of France waves during the drivers' parade before the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at the Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan. The family of Jules Bianchi is taking legal action, Thursday May 26, 2016, against motorsport's governing body, the Marussia team and Formula One Management following the French driver's death from head injuries. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

    Bianchi’s family taking legal action following his death

    MONACO (AP) — The family of Jules Bianchi is taking legal action against motorsport’s governing body, the Marussia team and Formula One Management following the French driver’s death from head injuries.

  • In this June 10, 2013 file photo, Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. speaks in Trenton, N.J.  Pallone has found that National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease. Pallone's report says the league tried to strong-arm the National Institutes of Health into taking the project away from a researcher that the NFL feared was biased.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

    NFL doctor sends strong response to House report

    SEATTLE (AP) — The co-chairman of the NFL’s head, neck and spine committee has sent a letter to Congress stressing that he was not contacted during a government study on the link between football and brain disease.

  • FILe - This is a 1972, file photo, showing Baltimore Colts defensive end Bubba Smith. The Concussion Legacy Foundation says former NFL defensive end Bubba Smith was diagnosed with the brain disease CTE by researchers after his death.  (AP Photo/File)

    Concussion group says ex-NFL player Bubba Smith had CTE

    BOSTON (AP) — Former NFL defensive end Bubba Smith was diagnosed with the brain disease CTE by researchers after his death, the Concussion Legacy Foundation said Monday.

  • In this June 10, 2013 file photo, Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. speaks in Trenton, N.J.  Pallone has found that National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease. Pallone's report says the league tried to strong-arm the National Institutes of Health into taking the project away from a researcher that the NFL feared was biased.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

    Report: NFL sought to influence study on brain injuries

    WASHINGTON (AP) — National Football League officials improperly sought to influence a government study on the link between football and brain disease, according to a senior House Democrat in a report issued Monday.