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ALS ice bucket funds stay in Augusta

...last year) and brought in more than 450,000 new donors.Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, often called Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive disease in which motor neurons in the patient's body slowly die off.There is no known cure...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-19/als-ice-bucket-funds-stay-au
NFL removes $675 million cap on damages from concussions

...sooner than expected. The settlement is designed to last at least 65 years and cover retired players who develop Lou Gehrig's disease, dementia or other neurological problems believed to be caused by concussions suffered in their pro careers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-06-25/nfl-removes-675-million-cap-d
Lou Gehrig's glove to be auctioned

GREENWICH, Conn. - It was some 80 years ago that Lou Gehrig and the 12-year-old son of a songwriter got bored with talk of music and opted to play catch instead.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-07-04/lou-gehrigs-glove-be-auctioned
Judge denies preliminary approval of NFL concussion settlement, fears $765M may not be enough

...at least 65 years.The awards would vary based on an ex-player's age and diagnosis. A younger retiree with Lou Gehrig's disease would get $5 million, those with serious dementia cases would get $3 million and an 80-year-old with early...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-01-14/judge-denies-preliminary-appr
Panthers receiver Steve Smith expects to play against 49ers

...claims have detailed how the money would be distributed.The awards could reach $5 million for athletes with Lou Gehrig's disease, $4 million for suicides, and $3 million for dementia cases.Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-01-06/panthers-receiver-steve-smith
Concussion case still unresolved before NFL's big stretch run

...out to $337,500 per player.Maximum payments in the settlement include $5 million for a younger retiree with Lou Gehrig's disease, $3 million for serious dementia, and $25,000 for an 80-year-old with early dementia.The rest of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-01-14/concussion-case-still-unresol
Matt Bryant is Mr. Clutch for Atlanta Falcons

If Atlanta's NFC championship game with the San Francisco 49ers goes down to the wire, the Falcons have full confidence that place-kicker Matt Bryant will come through.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2013-01-16/matt-bryant-mr-clutch-atlanta
Overtime

...for mocking ALSThe cast of an Atlanta sports radio show has been fired after mocking a former NFL player who has Lou Gehrig's disease.The comments Monday on Mayhem in the AM referred to ex-Saints safety Steve Gleason, 36, who has lost the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2013-06-17/overtime
Meanwhile, back at the raunch

...for that task. His productions have been rightly criticized for such things as mocking the insidiously painful Lou Gehrig's disease and Sarah Palin's child with Down syndrome. One episode of Family Guy took note of Florida's epic struggle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2012-10-07/meanwhile-back-raunch
Study: Ex-NFL players at greater risk for brain disease

...likely as other men their age to die of Alzheimer's disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Among the league's "speed players" ? those who build up substantial speed before they make a tackle or are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2012-09-05/study-ex-nfl-players-greater-