76 of 79 Deceased NFL Players Had Brain Disease, Frontline Reports

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  1. kinneyjames

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/01/frontline-nfl-brain-disease_n_5911142.html

    A shocking report from PBS Frontline says 76 of 79 deceased NFL players suffered from the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

    CTE is caused by repeated head trauma, where the functioning of the brain is interrupted and nerve cells begin to die, according to Frontline. It is associated with memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, impulse control problems, aggression, depression, and, eventually, progressive dementia.

    A recent study of the brain tissue of 128 former football players -- professionals, semi-professionals, college players and high school players -- conducted by one of thenation’s largest brain banks, found 101 players tested positive for CTE. That means 78.9 percent of all the football players and 96.2 percent of the former NFL players in the study suffered from the disease.

    ...When asked for a comment on the findings, the NFL did not reply to Frontline.


    more at link
     
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    Can't feel really bad for a bunch of people who made millions running into each other on purpose.
     
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    Which month are they forced to wear a special color to "raise awareness" for that?
     
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    I watched that. NFL came off looking pretty bad.
    I liked when Goddell was in front of Congress and they compared the NFL to big tobacco in how they were handling the brain injury study.
    He was getting his ass lit up.
     
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    This just in, fire is hot.
     
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    Did they also find that a lot of them are poorer than the average working slob because they couldn't handle their money? That's probably what this is all about, they're looking for another pay day.
     
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    same could be said with the US. Govt.
     
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    I played one year in freshman JV. After one season, it was exclusively golf team for me. Let titelist take the beating, not my fucking brain.

    I still can't hit a 300 yard drive like Howard. :shoveit:
     
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    is it worth it? a few million, retire in your 30's, live life turning into a vegetable.
     
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    Breaking News... 100/100 NFL players has stank on their hang low from fucking hot whores since college


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    The NFL has been around since 1920..............I think this is a bunch of horseshit.....................
     
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    You forgot, being treated like a hero and getting the choicest pussy since junior high, having the opportunity to make millions more in endorsement deals and hometown businesses, getting VIP status everywhere you go, and the bad veggie part is the last 2-3 years of your life. I think most people would...most people would do it for the status and pussy alone.
     
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    Has anyone considered the possibility that people born with a hidden brain disease have a propensity to play football? Most football players I know started playing little league, then JV, then Varsity, then College ball BEFORE the NFL... Will lawsuits be brought against public schools and colleges next? Of course not, wallets aren't big enough for fat settlement checks. I say F**k 'em, that's the price they paid to be the attention whores they are.
     
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    "The study's brain specimens were donated by players and families who suspected the presence of the disease, presenting a skewed population."

    76 of 79 people who's families thought they had dementia, had dementia. Stop the presses! Calling that a "skewed population" is the understatement of the year.


    Here's a great article that ran in Slate the other day about how these statistics on the hazards of the NFL are often "false, misleading or incomplete:"

    http://www.slate.com/articles/sport...olence_rates_could_pro_football_actually.html

     
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    Well, if I could earn millions of dollars banging my head into a wall a few hours a day, knowing it would lead to brain damage and a shortening of my life, then believe it or not I suddenly don't care about the millions. Life is the most precious commodity.