Demaryius Thomas Diagnosed With C.T.E., Family Reckons With His Death

Demaryius Thomas had C.T.E. when he died in December at 33, but the posthumous diagnosis alone does not explain what role football had in the charismatic N.F.L. star’s quick decline.

#boston-university, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #content-type-personal-profile, #denver-broncos, #football, #mckee-ann, #national-football-league, #seizures-medical, #thomas-demaryius

Scott Vermillion, Former American Soccer Pro, Had C.T.E.

Scott Vermillion, a former college star who played four seasons in M.L.S., died in 2020. He is the first American professional soccer player with a public case of C.T.E.

#chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #major-league-soccer, #mckee-ann, #scott-vermillion, #soccer, #united-states-soccer-federation, #university-of-virginia

NFL Players Participate in a Study That Might Predict CTE Decline

In a study, Dr. Jennifer Coughlin observed brain activity that may help predict the onset of trauma-related illnesses and cognitive decline. N.F.L. players are helping to further her research.

#brain, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #concussions, #football, #johns-hopkins-university, #martin-jonathan-1989, #research

Concussions Doctor Under Scrutiny in Plagiarism Scandal

Paul McCrory helped write the bible of concussion treatment recommendations. But when he was accused of plagiarizing, many scientists took aim at his relationships to the sports leagues he advised.

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The Hidden Epidemic of Brain Injuries From Domestic Violence

Research shows that survivors of abuse can sustain head trauma more often than football players. But they are almost never diagnosed.

#brain, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #concussions, #domestic-violence, #post-traumatic-stress-disorder, #psychology-and-psychologists, #sports-injuries, #traumatic-brain-injury

The CTE Link Between Players from the 1972 Miami Dolphins

Nick Buoniconti, Jim Kiick and Jake Scott, of the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins, were each found to have C.T.E., the brain disease linked to head hits, bringing to six the number of players diagnosed from that team.

#buoniconti-nick, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #concussions, #content-type-personal-profile, #dementia, #elderly, #football, #kiick-james-1946-2020, #miami-dolphins, #national-football-league, #scott-jake-1945-2020

‘Don’t Write It Off’: Advice From Brain Injury Experts After Bob Saget’s Death

People who find themselves alone after a significant knock to the head are at higher risk of harm.

#brain, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #concussions, #deaths-fatalities, #falls, #head-body-part, #saget-bob, #skull-body-part, #traumatic-brain-injury

A Former Bengal’s Super Bowl Injury Taught Him How to Fight Football’s Other Ravages

Tim Krumrie’s devastating leg injury marked the Cincinnati Bengals’ last Super Bowl appearance. Still, he says he has no regrets for it or the brain trauma that he thinks football gave him.

#brain, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #cincinnati-bengals, #football, #krumrie-tim, #national-football-league, #sports-injuries, #super-bowl

Football Players Still Get Concussions, but We Don’t Seem to Care

We seem to have lost our faith that we can make things better.

#buffalo-bills, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #concussions, #football, #internal-sub-only-nl, #kansas-city-chiefs, #national-football-league, #nfl-redzone-tv-program

Why Can’t We Turn Away From the N.F.L.?

The exploding viewership for N.F.L. games and the league’s ever-expanding season resist all scandal and reason. Our columnist asks why.

#black-people, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #football, #national-football-league, #playoff-games, #ratings-audience-measurement, #sexual-harassment

When Dementia Strikes at an Early Age

Dementia in a person in their 30s, 40s or 50s poses special challenges, starting with getting a diagnosis.

#age-chronological, #alzheimers-disease, #brain, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #dementia, #dreams, #frontotemporal-dementia, #jama-neurology-journal, #memory, #sports-injuries

Eric Dickerson: ‘The N.F.L. Is Another No-Good Entity.’

Eric Dickerson talks about why some former players hate the N.F.L., his assumption that he has C.T.E., and why his single-season rushing record isn’t his most unbreakable.

#chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #content-type-personal-profile, #dickerson-eric, #football, #los-angeles-rams, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #national-football-league, #records-and-achievements, #southern-methodist-university, #sports-injuries, #student-athlete-compensation

Two Wyoming Bobsledders. Two Horrific Brain Injuries. One Survivor.

Travis Bell and Joe Sisson were close friends and rising stars in bobsled before crashes derailed their careers. Two decades later, one of them wonders why he thrived and his friend is gone.

#bobsledding, #brain, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #content-type-personal-profile, #olympic-games-2022, #sports-injuries

Vincent Jackson’s Widow Hopes Speaking About His C.T.E. Warning Signs Will Help Others

The ex-N.F.L. player Vincent Jackson was found dead in a hotel room days after his former team won the Super Bowl. In light of his C.T.E. diagnosis, his widow recounted Jackson’s decline.

#alcohol-abuse, #boston-university, #brain, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #concussions, #content-type-personal-profile, #football, #national-football-league, #tampa-fla, #tampa-bay-buccaneers, #vincent-jackson

Phillip Adams Had Severe C.T.E. at the Time of Shootings

A neuropathologist found an “unusually severe” form of the brain disease in the 32-year-old former N.F.L. player who killed six people in April before shooting himself.

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N.F.L. Concussion Settlement to Eliminate Race as Factor

The revised agreement eliminates race as a consideration in evaluating dementia claims by former players.

#black-people, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #concussions, #davenport-najeh-1979, #discrimination, #henry-kevin-1968, #national-football-league, #philadelphia-pa, #race-and-ethnicity

Jonathan Martin Will Donate His Brain to CTE Research

Jonathan Martin faced bullying in his N.F.L. locker room and depression. He will donate his brain to C.T.E. research to determine if head trauma contributed to his mental health woes.

#chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #concussion-legacy-foundation, #football, #martin-jonathan-1989, #mental-health-and-disorders, #miami-dolphins, #national-football-league

William Person, a Bobsledder, Sues U.S.A. Skelton Over Brain Injuries

William Person, who competed from 1999 to 2007, wants to lead a class of plaintiffs seeking compensation for health problems he says were caused by years of sledding.

#bobsledding, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #sports-injuries, #traumatic-brain-injury

How Spending Mistakes Can Be Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

Impulsive purchases, out-of-control spending: These behaviors can be early signs of Alzheimer’s disease or other cognitive decline.

#alzheimers-disease, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #credit-scores, #dementia, #elderly, #frontotemporal-dementia, #memory, #personal-finances, #retirement, #stocks-and-bonds

C.T.E. May Not Fully Explain Phillip Adams’s Shooting Spree

A finding of C.T.E. can help explain violence and erratic behavior by former football players, but it will not give a clear picture of why Phillip Adams fatally shot seven people, including himself.

#adams-phillip-m-1988-2021, #boston-university, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #football-college, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #national-football-league, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

What Led Phillip Adams, Former N.F.L. Player, to a Shooting Spree?

A small city that bills itself as “Football City U.S.A.” is grappling with the shooting deaths of members of a prominent local family by Phillip Adams who, many say, had been adrift after his N.F.L. career ended.

#adams-phillip-m-1988-2021, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #football, #lesslie-robert-d-1951-2021, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #national-football-league, #norman-ralph-w-jr-1953, #rock-hill-sc, #san-francisco-49ers, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

Olympic Bobsledder Who Killed Himself Likely Had C.T.E.

Pavle Jovanovic, who represented the United States at the 2006 Olympics, is believed to be the first athlete in a sliding sport to be found with a disease caused by repeated brain traumas.

#bobsledding, #boston-university, #brain, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #concussions, #holcomb-steven, #jovanovic-pavle, #mckee-ann, #new-jersey, #wood-adam-1981-2013

The Long, Sad Decline of Mark Pavelich, a ‘Miracle on Ice’ Star

The last time an Olympic teammate saw the often-troubled former hockey star, Pavelich seemed optimistic. Four days later he was dead. Now his sister wants to know if C.T.E. contributed to his difficulties and his death.

#chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #eruzione-mike, #hockey-ice, #mark-pavelich, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-hockey-league, #olympic-games-1980

Vincent Jackson’s Brain Will Be Donated to C.T.E. Study

Jackson, 38, a retired N.F.L. wide receiver, was found dead in a Florida hotel room on Monday.

#boston-university, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #chronister-chad, #football, #hillsborough-county-fla, #los-angeles-chargers, #national-football-league, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

Tyler Amburgey, Devoted Hockey Player and Coach, Dies at 29

A physical defenseman, he loved hockey enough to be excited at the sight of a new pair of skates or shin guards. He died of the novel coronavirus.

#amburgey-tyler-1991-2020, #chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dallas-tex, #deaths-obituaries, #hockey-ice, #southern-professional-hockey-league