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Mom on College
'Maybe It's His Own Brain'
Dec 14, 2018 12:30 PM CST
Mom on College Footballer's Suicide: 'Maybe It's His Own Brain'
Augustus Lee's brain to be studied by concussion researchers
- Phyllis Lee was shocked to learn her 20-year-old son, a University of Richmond football player, had killed himself by asphyxiation in his car just off campus, where his body was found early Tuesday, per
. "I just wonder if something happened … because what he did was so...
Ex-NFL Players Stunned
by Concussion Settlements
Oct 27, 2018 2:27 PM CDT
Ex-NFL Players Stunned by Concussion Settlements
Some recipients are seeing their payments reduced
- A $1 billion settlement for former NFL players with chronic brain trauma is adding up to little or nothing for some recipients,
reports. Approved in 2015 , the money was supposed to help family of ex-players who had died or were in nursing homes. But at least a dozen...
Hit Caused a Concussion at
Age 12. He Was Dead by 13
Sep 13, 2018 10:20 AM CDT
Hit Caused a Concussion at Age 12. He Was Dead by 13
Bleacher Report looks at what happened to James Ransom after the hit
- On the drive home from the game on Sept. 12, 2015, Greg Ransom spotted blood on his 12-year-old son's ear. Ransom had been at James' Pop Warner football game that Saturday but didn't see the hit to his head. James that night simply explained he had his "...
Washington State QB Had Brain
Damage at Time of Suicide
Jun 26, 2018 3:30 PM CDT
Washington State QB Had Brain Damage at Time of Suicide
Tyler Hilinski's parents say he had signs of CTE when he died
- The family of the Washington State football player who died of suicide in January said the 21-year-old quarterback had extensive brain damage that's been linked to concussions from playing the sport, the AP reports. Tyler Hilinski was found dead in his apartment with a gunshot wound and a suicide...
Former NFL Star May
Spend Life in Prison
Jun 16, 2018 9:00 AM CDT
Former NFL Star May Spend Life in Prison
Kellen Winslow Jr. accused of rape and kidnapping
- Kellen Winslow Jr. is a former NFL Pro Bowl player who was once the highest-paid tight end in the league. He's also the son of a Hall of Famer. But prosecutors say Winslow is something else now: a kidnapper, rapist, and burglar. The 34-year-old has been jailed in Vista,...
He Went From
the NFL to Prison.
The Question Is, Why?
Feb 3, 2018 5:44 AM CST
He Went From the NFL to Prison. The Question Is, Why?
The LAT looks at the downfall of Titus Young
- "I believe God has a plan for me and deep down I believe it's to dominate the NFL." So wrote Titus Young—from an LA prison. In a piece for the
Los Angeles Times
, Nathan Fenno tracks the former Detroit Lions wide receiver's unraveling, poking at—...
He Was a Good Husband and
Father. Football Changed Him
Feb 2, 2018 4:57 PM CST
He Was a Good Husband and Father. Football Changed Him
Emily Kelly on being married to an ex-NFL player with brain damage
- "These men chose football, but they didn't choose brain damage," Emily Kelly writes in the
New York Times
. CTE has been found in the brains of over 100 deceased NFL players, and Kelly believes her husband will one day join their ranks. Rob Kelly retired in...
CTE Can Develop in Those
Who've Never Had a Concussion
Jan 19, 2018 8:06 AM CST
CTE Can Develop in Those Who've Never Had a Concussion
A single hit to the head can initiate changes in the brain, scientists say
- When a person has a concussion, headaches, memory impairment, and loss of balance usually make the injury obvious. But there are "many more people who are getting hit and getting hurt" without much attention, CTE researcher Lee Goldstein tells NPR . His latest study puts a spotlight on them, providing...
First CTE Diagnosis in
Living Patient Confirmed
Nov 16, 2017 9:29 AM CST
First CTE Diagnosis in Living Patient Confirmed
Fred McNeill's brain showed clumps of tau proteins before 2015 death
- In a potentially groundbreaking first, doctors say they detected chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease associated with repeated head injuries, in a living patient. Just weeks after Boston University researchers announced CCL11 proteins in the brain could indicate CTE in living patients, researchers in Chicago say they identified CTE...
Football May Soon
'Collapse Like a
House of Cards'
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Nov 12, 2017 1:45 PM CST
Bob Costas: Football May Soon 'Collapse Like a House of Cards'
He says the 'fundamental' danger of football will likely be its undoing
- Bob Costas says football, at least as we know it, may soon "collapse like a house of cards" because of one "fundamental fact": "This game destroys people's brains."
reports the Emmy award-winning sports broadcaster and former host of
Football Night in America
Aaron Hernandez's CTE Was
Most Severe Ever Found at 27
Nov 9, 2017 3:11 PM CST
Aaron Hernandez's CTE Was Most Severe Ever Found at 27
Expert discusses findings from NFL player's brain
- Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez suffered severe damage to parts of the brain that play an important role in memory, impulse control, and behavior, a researcher who studied his brain said Thursday. Dr. Ann McKee, director of the CTE Center at Boston University, said she could not "...
9 Players Take Head Blows,
High School Forfeits Game
Oct 16, 2017 10:45 AM CDT
9 Players Take Head Blows, High School Forfeits Game
4 players showed signs of concussion; opposing coach says they were 'outmatched'
- A high school team in Canada forfeited a game Friday after nine players suffered head injuries, CBC News reports. The coach of the Ecole L'Odyssee Olympiens says he had no choice after four members of the team in New Brunswick showed symptoms of concussion, including vomiting. "We had...
CTE 'Breakthrough' Could Help
Diagnosis—in Living Patients
Sep 27, 2017 6:03 AM CDT
CTE 'Breakthrough' Could Help Diagnosis—in Living Patients
Discovery of a protein in those afflicted could lead to a treatment for the brain disease
- There is finally a "ray of hope" that one day CTE , the mysterious brain disease ravaging the NFL, may be treated. Boston University researchers have found a biomarker for chronic traumatic encephalopathy that can be detected while a patient is still alive, reports the
. Previously, CTE could...
NFL Is in for a Firestorm Over
Hernandez's Severe CTE
Sep 22, 2017 1:37 PM CDT
NFL Is in for a Firestorm Over Hernandez's Severe CTE
It can no longer ignore football's link: columnist
- More than 100 former NFL players have been found to have had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease associated with repeated knocks to the head. One might think, then, that Aaron Hernandez's case of CTE is just another one. Not so. Hernandez's diagnosis "will shake the...
Sep 21, 2017 4:39 PM CDT
Aaron Hernandez Had CTE
Brain exam finds he had stage 3 chronic traumatic encephalopathy
- Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez was suffering from "severe" CTE when he killed himself, according to a postmortem brain exam conducted at Boston University,
reports. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which is caused by repeated blows to the head and frequently affects football players and other athletes, can only...
ESPN Analyst Dumps Football
Over 'Carnage' on the Field
Aug 31, 2017 8:00 AM CDT
ESPN Analyst Dumps Football Over 'Carnage' on the Field
Ed Cunningham walks away from long career, saying the game is 'unacceptable'
- An ESPN and ABC sports analyst is ditching his job because he finds the sport he's analyzing to be "unacceptable." That sport is college football, Ed Cunningham tells the
New York Times
, and he's leaving a two-decade career of offering his commentary on it because of...
Former QB Boomer Esiason: All
NFL Players Likely Have CTE
Aug 7, 2017 5:37 PM CDT
Former QB Boomer Esiason: All NFL Players Likely Have CTE
NFL star opened up about brain injury on his radio show
- Former quarterback Boomer Esiason says he “most likely” has CTE, the degenerative brain disease that a recent study found in the brains of nearly all the deceased football players it examined. And he thinks he’s not the only one who’s been affected by years of concussions on...
111 Dead NFL Players' Brains
Were Studied; 110 Had CTE
Jul 25, 2017 4:22 PM CDT
111 Dead NFL Players' Brains Were Studied; 110 Had CTE
But report based on a sample of players who might not represent all players
- Research on 202 former football players found evidence of brain disease in nearly all of them, from athletes in the NFL, college, and even high school. It's the largest update on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE , a brain disease linked with repeated head blows. CTE was diagnosed in 177...
Language May Be Early Clue
About Athletes' Problems
May 30, 2017 2:13 PM CDT
Language May Be Early Clue About Athletes' Problems
Researchers put NFL players through linguistic tests
- With head injuries a growing concern within football and other contact sports, researchers believe they may have found a way to test for CTE
a patient is dead, the
New York Times
reports. Researchers put 10,000 interviews given by NFL players, coaches, and executives over eight years through...
The Real Cause of
Apr 26, 2017 3:29 PM CDT
The Real Cause of Hemingway's Decline? Concussions: Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist argues the great writer was suffering from CTE
- In 1936, Ernest Hemingway told a friend he'd never kill himself, the
reports. The great author was dead by his own hand 25 years later. According to
, Hemingway scholars have long blamed the writer's decade-long decline and eventual suicide on some combination of alcoholism and...
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