Mary Pilon

is New York-based sports reporter at The New York Times and is writing a book about the history of Monopoly.

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Seau Suffered From Brain Disease »

In the latest chapter of what has become one of the biggest sports stories of a generation, yet another NFL player, Junior Seau, has tragically killed himself and has been diagnosed with CTE, a progressive, degenerative brain disease. In today’s paper, Belson and I report on the science of the Seau findings, but the comments from readers also provide interesting insight into the broader conversation surrounding football and head injuries.