Sports Ken 'Snake' Stabler Had Brain Disease CTE

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  1. Rupert Pupkin

    Rupert Pupkin That Ass is Attached to Daniela Lopez Gold

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    After his death, his brain was removed and sent for analysis. FYI Stabler died of colon cancer.

    Read the complete article here > http://goo.gl/Y8aGhp

    N.F.L. Great Ken Stabler Had Brain Disease C.T.E.
    By JOHN BRANCHFEB. 3, 2016

    Shortly before he died last July, the former N.F.L. quarterback Ken Stabler was rushed away by doctors, desperate to save him, in a Mississippi hospital. His longtime partner followed the scrum to the elevator, holding his hand. She told him that she loved him. Stabler said that he loved her, too.

    “I turned my head to wipe the tears away,” his partner, Kim Bush, said recently. “And when I looked back, he looked me dead in the eye and said, ‘I’m tired.’ ”

    They were the last words anyone in Stabler’s family heard him speak.

    “I knew that was it,” Bush said. “I knew that he had gone the distance. Because Kenny Stabler was never tired.”

    Stabler had high Stage 3 chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E., the degenerative brain disease believed to be caused by repeated blows to the head, according to researchers at Boston University. The relationship between blows to the head and brain degeneration is still poorly understood, and some experts caution that other factors, like unrelated mood problems or dementia, might contribute to symptoms experienced by those later found to have had C.T.E.

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  2. goldtopper

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    "I'm tired".

    God, that's sad.

    RIP Ken.
     
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    Stu Blumpkin Well-Known Member

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    Every dead player is going to have this till the game gets eventually banned
     
  4. Murcielago

    Murcielago Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast

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    Legend has it he was a heavy drinker all his adult life, I assume that complicates the diagnosis somewhat.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    I'm sure he would have preferred to live another 5-10 years after a career as an anonymous office drone, having just retired last year so he could afford retirement. I sure he would have treasured getting up at 6am 5 days a week 50 weeks a year with his homely wife vs his post-NFL life of the ocassional broadcasting gig and living a life of luxury.

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    and every coal miner can be found to have spots on their lungs

    We all pay a price for our daily bread