Entertainment Frank Gifford diagnosed with CTE brain disease after his death

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  1. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    Just the Chuck Bednarik hit alone probably caused CTE. Frank said the Bednarik hit didn't cause the concussion but his head bouncing off the rock hard, frozen Yankee Stadium turf.

    Count Hall of Famer Frank Gifford as the oldest of the NFL players suffering with lasting brain injuries.

    The New York Giants star was diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), the crippling disease linked to multiple concussions and head trauma, the Gifford family announced Wednesday.

    The gridiron great died in August at age 84.

    Gifford, who retired in 1964, famously missed an entire season after a savage hit from Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Chuck Bednarik left him unconscious on the field in 1960.

    He returned to the Giants and played three more seasons after sitting out the entire 1961 campaign.

    Wife Kathie Lee and other relatives, after much consideration, donated his brain for testing following the 12-year NFL veteran’s death.

    Gifford “experienced first-hand” the cognitive and behavioral symptoms linked to the CTE, a family statement said without providing details of his ailments.


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  2. Lemmy

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    I'd sign for 84 this second (even sans the fame and fortune) and I'm sure Mr "Shall we?" Would've done the same before he laced his cleats for the first time.

    No one gets out of here alive.
     
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    I played football in from elementary school peewee up through high school. I also played for the Marine Corps team while I served.

    I know that I had numerous concussions while playing that were never diagnosed, not to mention the ones that were.

    I will probably have problems as I get older.

    You play the game knowing full well that it is not normal to be running in to other people head first at full speed.

    All that being said, I do think that the NFL should be picking up the tab for any present or former players medical expenses.
     
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    Kathy Lee is now dating Bronco Nagurski.
     
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    Gracias por tu servicio.
     
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    Tipsey Russell VIP Extreme Gold

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    will the level of damage this game does to those that play it eventually hurt it as a business?

    no idea--maybe


    but I can tell you that fantasy football and the loons that play it have certainly made me like it and watch it a little bit less



    that's right---I said it

    goddamit
     
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    And even fewer of those who get to 84 have buttsecks with a hot stewardess half their age.
     
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    who knew anal could cause brain damage?

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    I played through college and a few cups of coffee in camps and preseason.
    not once growing up did I ever think I was making any kind of tradeoff for my future health.
    I want the NCAA on the hook should I develop some serious stuff related to brain disease. My school raked in the cash, including a $8 million dollar bowl pay out. I did get a notice as part of the concussion settlement I with the little time I did have some coverage.

    for now I am fine, my short term memory is absolute shit but I've never been looked at seriously. Time will tell.
     
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    Now that explains why he cheated on Kathy Lee
     
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    I'm 62,would Kathy go for a young guy like me even though I never played football ?
     
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    You come with fame ?
     
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    nope,but I'm her people.
     
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    Isn't that a bit late when he was already dead. The diagnosis might have been more useful when he was alive.
     
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    One hell of player for sure.
     
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    One hell a good looking guy also Giff had it all.
     
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    The only way the doctors can give a definite diagnose it is postmortem exam of the brain
     
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