Thursday, January 10, 2013

Junior Seau Had A Degenrative Brain Disease

There was much speculation after Seau committed suicide, especially the manner in which he did so.  He went the way many other NFL players went  by suicide, not shooting in the head.  Since Seau left his brain to science, and after an autopsy, the following was revealed:

The former N.F.L linebacker Junior Seau had a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated head trauma when he committed suicide in the spring, the National Institutes of Health said Thursday.

The findings were consistent with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease widely connected to athletes who have absorbed frequent blows to the head, the N.I.H. said in a statement. Seau is the latest and most prominent player to be associated with the disease, which has bedeviled football in recent years as a proliferation of studies has exposed the possible long-term cognitive impact of head injuries sustained on the field. 

Read more of the article here.

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