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Autopsy reveals Waters' brain already scrambled

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Norman Stansfield, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    A 42-year-old former NFL player with the brain tissue of an 85-year-old. Wow.

  2. tommyp

    tommyp Member

    Here's the Times story:

  3. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    I thought this thread was either about John or Roger.
  4. You have a lot of concussions and you are at increased risk for Alzheimer's. That's an undeniable medical fact.
    Poor bastard.
  5. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    I'm pretty sure I didn't see that in Nowinski's cards when I watched him on the first season of Tough Enough. And to think, without those concussions he might be in a tag team with Matt Striker right now!
  6. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

  7. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    I always wondered what happened to Nowinski.
  8. Trouser_Buddah

    Trouser_Buddah Active Member

    If this is truly related to concussions, I'm surprised we haven't seen more of this in former football players over the years. Maybe it just hasn't been publicized.

    But I know Mike Webster and former Packer Lionel Aldridge battled mental health issues before they passed. Interesting to say the least.
  9. statrat

    statrat Member

    The NFL doesn't want it publicized. Players getting Alzheimer's at a young age is bad for the business model.
  10. pseudo

    pseudo Well-Known Member

    How old is John Mackey? He's got it, too. And according to a Rick Reilly column -- maybe you remember it, the one about the fucktard stealing memorabilia from mentally-compromised NFL alumni? -- he's far from alone:
  11. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Wouldn't hockey players be susceptible to this as well? Seems like they get more concussions than football players, but then again maybe not.
  12. pseudo

    pseudo Well-Known Member

    That makes sense, Angola! Fewer head-on collisions, but one would think that the worst hockey hits would do more damage because of the higher speeds involved. Wonder if anyone's done a study on that?

    There's an Alzheimer's/dementia-related provision in the latest NFL CBA:
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