Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
Dr. 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.”
CTE 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.
The 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.
With more attention being paid these days to the cumulative effects of concussions, WCBS 880 afternoon drive anchor Steve Scott spoke with former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber, who talked about his concerns for his own future health.
NFL great Junior Seau was suffering from a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last year, according to a study released Thursday.