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Even Kids Are
Dec 3, 2023 4:30 PM CST
Even Kids Are Developing CTE
A study of young, deceased athletes' brains confirms CTE can occur well before going pro
- A recent study out of Boston University confirmed that athletes who play contact sports can begin to develop CTE, a degenerative brain disease, long before they enter the pros. The
New York Times
profiles four families whose children—Wyatt Bramwell, Meiko Locksley, Hunter Foraker, and twin brothers Josh and George...
His Fights Are Legendary.
How Did That Leave His Brain?
Oct 1, 2023 4:25 PM CDT
His Fights Are Legendary. How Did That Leave His Brain?
When it comes to CTE research, Chris Nilan could end up being a fascinating subject
- Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE, can only be diagnosed after death, and that diagnosis has been made hundreds of times among former football and hockey players who have suffered repeated blows to the head. Boston University's CTE center is now running a study on living subjects who might be...
In Largest Brain Study of Young
Athletes, a 'Remarkable' Find
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Sep 3, 2023 4:15 PM CDT
In Largest Brain Study of Young Athletes, a 'Remarkable' Find
Researchers find 41% of late players under 30 showed signs of CTE
- Diagnoses of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) have been found in pro football players , pro soccer players , and pro hockey players . Now, a new study out of Boston University's CTE Center focuses on a new demographic affected by CTE: mainly amateurs playing on the youth, high school, and college circuits....
First Female Athlete
Diagnosed With CTE
Jul 5, 2023 6:01 AM CDT
First Female Athlete Diagnosed With CTE
Heather Anderson, who played Australian Rules football, took her life last year at age 28
- An unwanted sports world first: Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the degenerative brain disease that has been increasingly diagnosed in male athletes, has for the first time been diagnosed in a female professional athlete. Scientists say Heather Anderson, who played Australian Rules football before she died by suicide last year at...
A Legend of Hockey
Jun 15, 2023 2:15 PM CDT
A Legend of Hockey Had CTE
Montreal Canadiens great Henri Richard is diagnosed posthumously
- The late Henri Richard is a hockey Hall of Famer who has a record 11 Stanley Cups on his resume and, now, a more troubling legacy: The Montreal Canadiens star had chronic traumatic encephalopathy when he died in 2020 at age 84, according to the Concussion Legacy Foundation Canada, per...
CTE Debate Moves
From Football to Soccer
May 16, 2023 12:05 PM CDT
CTE Debate Moves From Football to Soccer
Concussion Legacy Foundation diagnoses 4 former pros amid contested summit on brain injury
- English soccer star Jimmy Fryatt was known for his ability to head the ball, and the proof of his prowess may be in the damage it did to his brain. Still physically fit in his late 70s, the AP reports that the late Fryatt played tennis but couldn’t keep...
Critics on Weird Sport:
'One of the Stupidest
Things You Can Do'
Mar 9, 2023 9:20 AM CST
Critics on Weird Sport: 'One of the Stupidest Things You Can Do'
UFC President Dana White says slap fighting is just good fun, but concussion experts disagree
- The competitors stand rigidly upright with their hands behind their backs, waiting to absorb a brutal slap to the face. When the open-handed blow is delivered, there's a sharp report and the reaction can be dramatic. Some fighters barely move, while others stumble backward or fall to the floor....
In CTE Study,
a Sky-High Number
Feb 8, 2023 12:48 PM CST
In CTE Study, a Sky-High Number
CTE found in 92% of ex-NFL players' brains that were studied
- A Boston University study of the brains of deceased former football players had shocking results: More than 90% of them were diagnosed with the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The Boston University CTE Center says that of 376 former players whose brains were studied, 345, or 91.7%, had CTE,...
She Said NCAA
Nov 23, 2022 8:13 AM CST
She Said NCAA Caused Husband's Death. Jury Disagrees
Jurors rule in favor of sports body, blamed by wife of ex-USC player Matthew Gee for his CTE
- A Los Angeles jury on Tuesday rejected a claim by the widow of a former USC football player who said the NCAA failed to protect him from repeated head trauma that led to his death. Matthew Gee, a linebacker on the 1990 Rose Bowl-winning squad, endured an estimated 6,000...
Experts Challenge QB's
View of His Risk for CTE
Oct 20, 2022 11:57 AM CDT
Experts Challenge QB's View of His Risk for CTE
Miami's Tua Tagovailoa, cleared to play Sunday, suggests quarterbacks are at less risk
- Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has been hammered with big hits in his last two games—including a headline-making concussion on Sept. 29—and he's hoping to break the streak on Sunday. The NFL has cleared Tagovailoa to play this weekend, reports ESPN . The 24-year-old spoke for the first...
Had CTE When He Died
Jul 6, 2022 12:58 AM CDT
Demaryius Thomas Had CTE When He Died
'Educate yourself on this,' says his mom
- Demaryius Thomas died in December at age 33 , just a few months after retiring from the NFL. On Tuesday, his family announced the four-time Pro Bowl wide receiver and former Denver Bronco had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease linked to repeated blows to the head. Like many other...
CTE Finds Its Way
Into Another Pro Sport
Jun 29, 2022 10:30 AM CDT
CTE Finds Its Way Into Another Pro Sport
Scott Vermillion, who died in 2020, is first Major League Soccer player to be diagnosed
- It's long been known that football players are at risk for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. Now, another sport—one in which the head is often used during game play—is making headlines in connection with the degenerative brain condition. Researchers from Boston University's CTE Center say Scott...
Most at Risk
Mar 5, 2022 8:45 AM CST
It's Not Football Players Most at Risk for CTE
'NYT Magazine' explores 'hidden epidemic' of brain injuries to women survivors of domestic abuse
- By now, most people are aware of the dangers of brain injuries suffered by football players who receive regular blows to the head over years. The same holds true for soldiers of war in regard to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. But in a harrowing account in the
His Catastrophic Bobsled
Crash May Have Saved Him
Jan 9, 2022 11:35 AM CST
His Catastrophic Bobsled Crash May Have Saved Him
Doctors say career-ending crash at 21 kept Joe Sisson from suffering later brain damage
- "I've got survivor's guilt big time," says Joe Sisson. He's a former bobsledder, a onetime Olympic hopeful who survived a near-fatal 2002 crash during a practice run in Switzerland at age 21. But when he talks about survivor's guilt, he's not talking about...
'Gentle Giant' Found Dead in
Hotel Room Had CTE: Family
Dec 17, 2021 7:35 AM CST
'Gentle Giant' Found Dead in Hotel Room Had CTE: Family
Vincent Jackson's loved ones have donated his brain to Boston University
The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver found dead in a Florida hotel room in February had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, his family announced Thursday, per NBC News . Vincent Jackson, who died at the age of 38, had stage 2 CTE, widow Lindsey Jackson said in a statement....
Former NFL Player Who
Killed 6 Had Severe CTE
Dec 14, 2021 11:32 AM CST
Former NFL Player Who Killed 6 Had Severe CTE
Family says Phillip Adams was 'desperately seeking help from the NFL'
- A former NFL player who went on a murderous rampage, killing six people and himself , had stage 2 chronic traumatic encephalopathy, better known as CTE. That's according to Boston University's Dr. Ann McKee, who examined Phillip Adams' brain tissue and found it was in a similar condition as...
Found Dead After
Sep 3, 2021 6:39 AM CDT
Ex-WCW Wrestler Found Dead After Alarming Video
Daffney Unger said she wanted her brain studied for CTE
- Former World Championship Wrestling star Daffney Unger has died of an apparent suicide after posting alarming videos on Instagram Live, which appeared to show her with a gun. Unger, whose real name was Shannon Spruill, appeared to be speaking her final words in the videos shared late Wednesday, in which...
Former Player With
CTE Symptoms Dies at 49
Jul 11, 2021 12:40 PM CDT
Former Player With CTE Symptoms Dies at 49
Greg Clark's quarterback, Steve Young, calls the loss devastating
- Greg Clark, who played four seasons at a tight end for the San Francisco 49ers—capped by catching two touchdown passes from Steve Young in a 1998 wild-card victory—has died. He was 49. His family released a statement saying his death was unexpected,
reports, though it says he...
Scientists Will Determine
If Phillip Adams Had CTE
Apr 10, 2021 9:30 AM CDT
Scientists Will Determine If Phillip Adams Had CTE
Family agrees to allow former NFL player's brain to be tested in wake of SC killings
- The question of whether former NFL player Phillip Adams suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy will eventually be answered. The 32-year-old killed five people in Rock Hill, South Carolina, on Wednesday, and York County Coroner Sabrina Gast on Friday said that Adams' family had agreed to allow his brain to be...
Super Bowl MVP Charged
With Domestic Violence
Jul 1, 2019 11:16 AM CDT
Super Bowl MVP Charged With Domestic Violence
Former Redskins quarterback Mark Rypien is accused
- Former Super Bowl hero Mark Rypien has been arrested in Washington state on suspicion of domestic violence, per the AP . Police say Rypien faces a charge of fourth-degree assault. The 56-year-old was processed at the Spokane County Jail around 6:30pm Sunday and was awaiting a court appearance Monday. Rypien...
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