One Team, 25 Years On
In a first-ever comprehensive survey of football's long-term effects on an entire NFL roster, SI polled the former members of the 1986 Bengals, whose physical and psychological conditions a quarter century later range from near complete normalcy to near total disability. But no matter their current hardships, the vast majority say they have no regrets
LIVES IN THE BALANCE
Former linebacker Emanuel King weighs his own daily pain against his son's dream of reaching the NFL
Quarterback Boomer Esiason maintains a full media workload and still has plenty left for fun and games
A DIFFERENT KIND OF PAIN
Bobby Kemp, once a punishing safety, committed suicide at age 38. Was it football, or lifelong depression?