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Former players help raise awareness

Updated: January 27, 2012, 8:39 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Efforts to raise awareness about concussion dangers are getting a boost from a collection of former National Football League players.

The five-month old Chicago Concussion Coalition announced on Friday they've enlisted and trained 10 former players to talk to young athletes, coaches and parents about causes and recognition and avoiding traumatic brain incidents.

"Concussions are an incredibly neglected problem," said Chris Nowinski, coalition chairman and co-founder ...

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