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More disappointing news from the NFL: The nation’s largest brain bank found evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in 76 of 79 former NFL players they examined, according to PBS on Tuesday. Bears safety Dave Duerson, Steelers center Mike Webster and Chargers great Junior Seau were among the brains to have had this degenerative brain disease.
To Brady Quinn’s credit, there isn’t much he can do to revive his career at this point. But after sustaining concussion-like symptoms on a scramble against the Raiders last week, perhaps staying in for a few more plays wasn’t the solution.
After suffering temporary paralysis when he was pushed on way up for a dunk Hamilton Heights (Ind.) sophomore Alex Etherington returned home from the hospital.
The NFL has strictly enforced new rules regarding dangerous hits, but that hasn’t prevented players from missing games due to head injuries. Now, the NFL seems to be looking into technology that might help prevent concussions.