Concussions, CTE and the death of football

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  • Willie Saint George, UT
    Jan. 24, 2013 7:48 a.m.

    Junior's suicide was a very tragic event that may or may not have been prevented. His inner circle of family and friends noticed some changes, but to others he seemed just fine. Some of these brain injuries from years of playing football can mask themselves to a certain point. Others cannot. As a side note, I have never been a big Ravens Ray Lewis fan but he has given many interviews towards the end of this season. Has he always talked that that? His interviews give the impression that he is also suffering from many, or countless, blows to the head. He appears to really struggle to put words together or even complete a sentence. He needs to be closely evaluated after his retirement in a few weeks.

    Not sure what the NFL should do about this. These brain injuries probably started in PeeWee football and continued into high school and then college. By the time a player is in the NFL, it's too late. Maybe the NFL could stop a players career if a brain scan showed certain abnormalities. Who knows?