Posts Tagged ‘Concussions

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BRAAAAAAIIIIINNNNS!

Former Patriots middle linebacker and noted romance novel enthusiast Ted Johnson was forced into early retirement from the multiple concussions he suffered during his playing career. Since his retirement Johnson has suffered debilitating depressions and memory issues, as well as a domestic dispute where he and his wife were both arrested for hitting one another.

Yesterday he announced that he was going to be donating his brain when he dies to the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, a joint program between the Boston University School of Medicine and Sports Legacy Institute. The center, which is trying to become one of the foremost experts in concussions has already received agreements from 16 athletes from such varied sports as soccer, football, hockey¬†and swimming to examine their brains after their deaths. Continue reading ‘BRAAAAAAIIIIINNNNS!’




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