CTE

Patrick Grange died in 2012 at the age of 29. He reportedly had ALS. Researchers at Boston University tested his brain and say he had extensive frontal lobe damage and a build-up of a protein linked to CTE (Photo: CBS 2)

Researchers Link Heading In Soccer to Degenerative Brain Disease

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.

02/28/2014

Tony Dorsett during a game in 1986. (Photo by Ken Levine/Allsport/Getty Images)

On WFAN: Tony Dorsett Says He’s Dealt With Depression, Suicidal Thoughts

Dorsett says his quality of life is deteriorating along with his memory. And when asked on WFAN radio if he’s dealt with depression or suicidal thoughts, the Hall of Fame running back admitted that yes, he has.

11/06/2013

Hall of Famer Mike Webster died in 2002. (Photo by Mike Powell/Getty Images)

Kallas: Should You Let Your Child Play Tackle Football?

The debate has been swirling now for a number of years. With the recent publication of the book, “League of Denial,” and, more importantly — for our purposes — the “FRONTLINE” documentary of the same name, a more intelligent discussion can be had on the subject.

10/18/2013

Junior Seau (credit: Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Family Of Junior Seau Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against NFL

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.

01/23/2013

RGIII  (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images), Junior Seau (credit: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Palladino: RGIII’s Knee The Least Of It — Protect The Head

The way the Washington quarterback goes about his on-field business not only puts him in danger of ruining his career from the waist down, but ruining his life from the neck up.

01/11/2013

Tiki Barber (file / credit: Mike McGregor/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)

Tiki Barber Fears For His Health After Years Of Rough 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.

01/10/2013

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Boomer Reacts To Junior Seau CTE Findings: ‘Really Bad’ For NFL

NFL great Junior Seau was suffering from a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last year, according to a study released Thursday.

01/10/2013

Michael Boley #59 of the New York Giants tackles Ryan Grant #25 of the Green Bay Packers during their NFC Divisional playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 15, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Keidel: Are We Witnessing Football’s Freefall?

For NFL players with careers longer than five years, their life expectancy is less than 60. Maybe an incredible 40 beats an indifferent 80. That’s an important choice for us to make. But it is our choice, and it always will be.

08/07/2012

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Silverman: Kurt Warner’s Honest Approach Takes Guts

When Warner said he was scared to let his sons play the game, quite a few members of the pro football fraternity turned on him. I say good for you, Kurt.

05/09/2012

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Report: Rangers’ Boogaard Had Degenerative Brain Ailment CTE

The New York Times reported that if Derek Boogaard had lived, he would have likely slipped “into middle-age dementia.”

WFAN–12/06/2011