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  • Tre Mason's mother thinks he has the 'mind of a 10-year old', per report

    08/26/2016 2:46:52 PM PDT · by BBell · 19 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 8/26/16 | Ron Higgins, | The Times-Picayune
    The mother of former Auburn running back Tre Mason told Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies last month that head injuries her 22-year old son sustained playing football has given him a "10-year-old's mindset." Tina Mason believes CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, has caused her son's erratic behavior. CTE is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain found in athletes with a history of repetitive brain trauma, including concussions. The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post reported Mason, mother of the Los Angeles Rams' running back who is staying in her house after not reporting for training camp, was heard on audio recorded...
  • A Navy SEAL's last act of service: A search for the truth about brain disease and the military

    05/28/2016 9:51:28 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 10 replies
    Virginia Pilot ^ | May 29, 2016 | Corinne Reilly
    On the afternoon of March 12, 2014, Jennifer Collins checked her phone and found a message from her husband, Dave Collins, a retired Navy SEAL. He’d texted to say that she should pick up their son from kindergarten, and then this: “So sorry baby. I love you all.” Hours later, two police officers showed up at their house in Virginia Beach with news that Dave, 45, had shot himself in his truck a few miles away. Although Jennifer had held out hope for any other explanation, she also knew the moment she read it what the text meant. For months,...
  • Ken Stabler, the standout Raiders quarterback who died in July, had severe C.T.E.

    02/03/2016 4:27:19 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 67 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2-3-16 | John Branch
    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,"...
  • ‘Concussion’ doc bombshell: ‘Bet’ OJ Simpson has CTE

    01/29/2016 12:21:10 PM PST · by PROCON · 35 replies ^ | Jan. 28, 2016 | Mark W. Sanchez
    O.J. Simpson's best defense may be coming 22 years after the death of Nicole Brown Simpson. The neuropathologist who discovered the brain disease that is rocking the NFL believes Simpson suffers from it. Bennet Omalu, the forensic pathologist who first identified chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), said he is beyond confident Simpson suffers from the disease that is caused by repeated brain trauma.
  • Youth football coaches protest proposed ban in NY

    02/15/2013 2:35:05 AM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies ^ | Feb 15, 2013 | Associated Press
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A New York Assemblyman's proposal to prohibit kids under 11 from playing tackle football isn't going over well with some coaches. In Buffalo Thursday, a handful of youth football leaders and participants joined state Sen. Timothy Kennedy outside a stadium to protest the idea. Assemblyman Michael Benedetto introduced the legislation last week, telling reporters it's meant to protect children...
  • PET Scan Spots Brain Trauma in Ex-Athletes While Alive

    01/22/2013 7:33:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies
    MedPage Today ^ | January 22, 2013 | Nancy Walsh
    Reviewed by F. Perry Wilson, MD, MSCE; Instructor of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Action Points Note that this case-control study of concussed football players with mood and cognitive symptomatology showed higher uptake of a tau-specific tracer in MRI scans compared with healthy controls.Be aware that, as the burden of depression was lower in the control group, the findings of increased tau-protein among cases may be due to depression or cognitive impairment and independent of head injury history. A new imaging technique has allowed detection of tau protein abnormalities in the concussed brains of living...
  • Doctors: Junior Seau's brain had CTE

    01/10/2013 12:06:35 PM PST · by ColdOne · 48 replies ^ | 1/10/13 | Mark Fainaru-Wada, Jim Avila and Steve Fainaru
    SAN DIEGO -- Junior Seau, who committed suicide in May, two years after retiring as one of the premier linebackers in NFL history, suffered from the type of chronic brain damage that also has been found in dozens of deceased former players, five brain specialists consulted by the National Institutes of Health concluded. Seau's ex-wife, Gina, and his oldest son Tyler, 23, told ABC News and ESPN in an exclusive interview they were informed last week that Seau's brain had tested positive for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease that can lead to dementia, memory loss and depression.
  • Another life cut short by an unforgiving game [Junior Seau]

    05/03/2012 4:17:30 AM PDT · by No One Special · 82 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 3, 2012 | Ron Borges
    Professional football should come with a warning label. Like cigarettes, football can be hazardous to your health ... and all too frequently lately it can be fatal. If the sad truth of Junior Seau’s tragic death yesterday is that it came by his own hand, as Oceanside, Calif., police believe was the case, he is only the latest example of the ravages of a sport whose concussive demands seem to be regularly destroying its own. Only a week ago, Ray Easterling, a former defensive back with the Atlanta Falcons, took his life in similar fashion — with a handgun that...
  • Shirley Sherrod blasts Fox News as racist

    07/21/2010 9:15:49 AM PDT · by maggief · 104 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 21, 2010 | Greg Sargent
    EXCERPT "I think they should but they won't. They intended exactly what they did. "They were looking for the result they got yesterday," she said of Fox. "I am just a pawn. I was just here. They are after a bigger thing, they would love to take us back to where we were many years ago. Back to where black people were looking down, not looking white folks in the face, not being able to compete for a job out there and not be a whole person."
  • Give Schwarzenegger credit for pushing vocational ed

    04/13/2006 10:32:13 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 10 replies · 317+ views
    INside the Bay Area ^ | April 11, 2006 | Jon Ott
    HIS other attributes and liabilities notwithstanding, Arnold Schwarzenegger deserves much credit for becoming the only recent California governor to value and promote vocational education — and his timing could not be any better. For years, a college-oriented educational and political elite — pandering to parents who universally consider their progeny to be budding doctors, lawyers, accountants and engineers — has been consciously dismantling the state's once-exemplary system of job-oriented education. Heaven only knows how many tens of thousands of California youngsters have been pushed out of high school without diplomas because adults sent the message that anyone without a college...