Thursday, January 10, 2013

Analysis: CTE Contributes To Seau Death

((HT: ABC News))

The Seau family donated the brain of former NFL star Junior Seau to the National Institutes of Health for analysis as to a possible cause for his downward spiral and eventual suicide.

The brain, analyzed as an anonymous individual, was found to have CTE in its make-up. More than two dozen players have been diagnosed in recent time with CTE and there are multiple lawsuits that have been filed on behalf of thousands of players who are blaming their health issues from a lack of response and/or care by the National Football League...

Here's the ABC News investigation...

The Shield issued the following statement as a result of the examination and its conclusions:

"We appreciate the Seau family's cooperation with the National Institutes of Health. The finding underscores the recognized need for additional research to accelerate a fuller understanding of CTE. The NFL, both directly and in partnership with the NIH, Centers for Disease Control and other leading organizations, is committed to supporting a wide range of independent medical and scientific research that will both address CTE and promote the long-term health and safety of athletes at all levels. The NFL clubs have already committed a $30 million research grant to the NIH, and we look forward to making decisions soon with the NFL Players Association on the investment of $100 million for medical research that is committed in the Collective Bargaining Agreement. We have work to do, and we're doing it."

The HQ looks at lines two and three for its real examination by the National Football League: "recognized the need for additional research..."

Translation: "Slow your roll, folks... we are..."

More when we know more...

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