Dennis Byrd's Teammates Ask Widow To Donate Ex-Jet's Brain For CTE ResearchSaying he had grown detached from his closest friends near the end of his life, Dennis Byrd's ex-teammates are asking the former Jet's widow to donate his brain for research.
Liguori: CTE Discoverer Dr. Bennet Omalu Says Kids Under 12 Should Not Play Contact SportsDr. Bennet Omalu, the pathologist who made the discovery of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), gave a most fascinating keynote address on Long Island on Wednesday.
Former NFL Quarterback Ken Stabler Had Brain Disease CTEFormer Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, the late NFL MVP and Super Bowl winner who is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has been diagnosed with the brain disease CTE, Boston University researchers said Wednesday.
AP Survey: Concussions Are Not Most NFL Players' Chief ConcernLess than half of the group — only 39 of the 100 players — said they are more worried about the long-term effects of concussions than those of other injuries.
Former Giant Tyler Sash, Who Died In September, Diagnosed With CTEFormer Giants safety Tyler Sash, who died last year at age 27, has been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
'Concussion' Subject Bennet Omalu Exaggerated His Role, Researchers SayOmalu neither discovered the disease nor named it, according to scientific journals and brain researchers who were interviewed by The Associated Press.
Palladino: Gifford Reminds Us That Football Is Play At Your Own RiskIt is one of the NFL’s flag-raiser photos, one of several Iwo Jima’s that stand right up there with a kneeling Y.A. Tittle bleeding from his bald head in the end zone.
Frank Gifford's Family Says CTE Found In Giants Legend's BrainThe family of Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford says signs of the degenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy were found in his brain after his death.
Chatelain: How Can NFL Fans Not Feel Guilty In Light Of Brain Disease Revelations?Football is simply supposed to be a source of entertainment for us. We fans never signed up for this expecting to grapple with such weighty life questions.
Jared Max: Joseph Maroon's Comments About CTE Were Misleading, IrresponsibleDr. Maroon declared that CTE is a "rare phenomena" that "although real, is being over-exaggerated and being extrapolated to youth football and to high school football."
Researchers Link Heading In Soccer to Degenerative Brain DiseaseCTE is a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated blows to the head. Typically, it's been found in football players and boxers, but now a soccer player has become the first in his sport to be publicly named with the disease.
Family Of Junior Seau Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against NFLThe family of Junior Seau has sued the NFL, claiming the former linebacker's suicide was the result of brain disease caused by violent hits he sustained while playing football.