Report: $100M study goes to Harvard

Updated: January 29, 2013, 9:07 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Harvard University will oversee a $100 million research initiative to look into studying and treating injuries suffered by players.

The National Football League Players Association is negotiating a deal with the NFL to award the money to Harvard specialists, who will work with the NFLPA to study 1,000 retired players, according to a story in The Boston Globe. The study will look at a variety of injuries, from brain trauma to knee injuries to how painkillers affect players later in life.

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