Twelve-time Pro Bowl linebacker Junior Seau had a degenerative brain disease when he committed suicide last May, the National Institutes of Health revealed Thursday after conducting a blind study of his brain at his family's request....Show More Summary
The big news of the day for those with an anti-football agenda was that Junior Seau had chronic traumatic encephalopathy. But Mike Florio says this should surprise no one. Seau played football for 20 years. The real question is how will this change behavior in the NFL. Show More Summary
Renowned former NFL linebacker Junior Seau, who committed suicide last year, suffered from the serious brain disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) that was likely caused by numerous hits to the head he sustained during hisShow More Summary
Junior Seau, the former NFL linebacker whose suicide last May at age 43 shocked fans and former teammates, suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease associated with repetitive head injuries, according to research by the National Institutes of Health.
ABC News reports that a team of scientists who analyzed the brain tissue of the late NFL star Junior Seau after his 2012 suicide "have concluded the football player suffered a debilitating brain disease likely caused by two decades worth of hits to the head."
ESPN and ABC News released a joint report this morning detailing what everyone already suspected about Junior Seau: that he was suffering from the effects of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a disease caused by repetitive hits to the head that is linked to dementia and depression, when he committed suicide by shooting himself in the [...]
Football is a violent game and it always will be. Nobody would watch flag football for 11 hours on a Sunday. But the results of tests taken on Junior Seau's brain following his suicide last year show why it's important for the NFL to keep pushing tougher concussion standards. Show More Summary
A team of scientists at the National Institutes for Health studying the brain of NFL star Junior Seau concluded that he suffered from a debilitating brain disease that is caused by repeated hits to the head. Seau died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his chest this May. Show More Summary
The sad story of Junior Seau took another turn. ESPN is reporting that the San Diego Chargers' legendary linebacker -- who committed suicide last May -- suffered from the type of chronic brain damage that also has been found in dozens...Show More Summary
Scientists who did not know they were studying the brain of retired football star Junior Seau concluded that he suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative disease typically caused by multiple hits to the he...
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Let’s hope the NFL is handling this issue! According to NBC Sports: Junior Seau, the future Hall of Fame linebacker who committed suicide in May, suffered from the same type of brain damage that has now been found in dozens
A group of scientists who analyzed the brain tissue of former NFL great Junior Seau, who committed suicide last May, has determined that he suffered from the same type of chronic brain damage that has been found in dozens of other deceased former NFL players, according to researchers and Seau's family members. Read full article >>
Former NFL LB Junior Seau suffered from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), doctors confirmed to his family.
Advanced tests done at the National Institutes of Health on the brain of football star Junior Seau, who committed suicide in May, showed he had signs of a degenerative brain disease, the Associated Press reported. The examination of Seau's brain...
Junior Seau had a disease brought on by “exposure to repetitive head injuries” when he killed himself last year, the National Institutes of Health has reported. The NIH completed a study of Seau’s brain, finding adnormalities consistent with the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The NIH studied three unidentified brains, one of which [...]Show More Summary
Junior Seau was one of the top linebackers in football form well over a decade. He played for the San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins, and ended his career with the New England Patriots and during that time absorbed a lot of punishment to his head. Those repeated blows led many to believe that his suicide [...]
Just a few months after an autopsy showed the late NFL linebacker Junior Seau had no apparent brain damage, a deeper examination shows he may have had a brain disease after all, the National Institutes of Health says. An examination suggests Seau had the brain disease CTE, the NIH said Thursday. "On initial examination the [...]
Junior Seau, the former San Diego Charger and USC great who committed suicide last may, was suffering Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). Seau's ex-wife, Gina, and his oldest son Tyler, 23, told ABC News and ESPN that the National...Show More Summary
According to ESPN, former NFL linebacker Junior Seau had Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) at the time of his suicide last May. In an interview with ESPN, Seau's widow and son claim that researchers at the National Institutes of Health informed them of the diagnosis after completing a thorough examination of Seau's brain. From the interview: More »