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    Doctors: Junior Seau's brain had CTE

    Junior Seau, who committed suicide in May, two years after retiring as one of the premier linebackers in NFL history, suffered from the type of chronic brain damage that also has been found in dozens of deceased former players, five brain specialists consulted by the National Institutes of Health concluded.

    Seau's ex-wife, Gina, and his oldest son Tyler, 23, told ABC News and ESPN in an exclusive interview they were informed last week that Seau's brain had tested positive for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease that can lead to dementia, memory loss and depression.

    "I think it's important for everyone to know that Junior did indeed suffer from CTE," Gina Seau said. "It's important that we take steps to help these players. We certainly don't want to see anything like this happen again to any of our athletes."

    She said the family was told that Seau's disease resulted from "a lot of head-to-head collisions over the course of 20 years of playing in the NFL. And that it gradually, you know, developed the deterioration of his brain and his ability to think logically."

    CTE is a progressive disease associated with repeated head trauma. Although long known to occur in boxers, it was not discovered in football players until 2005. Researchers at Boston University recently confirmed 50 cases of CTE in former football players, including 33 who played in the NFL.

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    The NFL knew the sports was unsafe, but its all about the $$ is was bringing in. I mean its like the Government with Cigs. They know its eventually going to kill or harm your body in some way, but the money its bringing in why take it away?

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    Junior Seau, who committed suicide in May, two years after retiring as one of the premier linebackers in NFL history, suffered from the type of chronic brain damage that also has been found in dozens of deceased former players, five brain specialists consulted by the National Institutes of Health concluded.
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    In the past few years, player safety has been greatly improved. Junior Seau probably got his injuries at the beginning of his career, when the shortcomings of player safety were not yet known. That's why they find these injuries on the brains of diseased ex-players. Until I see them find these injuries on the brains of live former and current players, I'll be convinced that the league is doing a good job promoting player safety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farren.louis View Post
    The NFL knew the sports was unsafe, but its all about the $$ is was bringing in. I mean its like the Government with Cigs. They know its eventually going to kill or harm your body in some way, but the money its bringing in why take it away?
    And we, the fans, are the ones that are giving them all that money. We know the sport is unsafe for the players, yet we continue to pay the league top dollar to be entertained by it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sixer04fan View Post
    And we, the fans, are the ones that are giving them all that money. We know the sport is unsafe for the players, yet we continue to pay the league top dollar to be entertained by it.
    And the players keep taking the risks to be paid top dollar to play it. They know what they are signing up for, they're just too young to know better.
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    My biggest gripe is that there is BETTER equipment out there yet the league won't force it on the players.

    Is it licensing, players not wanting more protection, both?
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyru View Post
    My biggest gripe is that there is BETTER equipment out there yet the league won't force it on the players.

    Is it licensing, players not wanting more protection, both?


    The companies which could provide potentially safer equipment for the NFL, safely reside in college, high school and pop Warner b/c none of them could afford an NFL lawsuit. It would bankrupt them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyru View Post
    My biggest gripe is that there is BETTER equipment out there yet the league won't force it on the players.

    Is it licensing, players not wanting more protection, both?
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    The companies which could provide potentially safer equipment for the NFL, safely reside in college, high school and pop Warner b/c none of them could afford an NFL lawsuit. It would bankrupt them.
    This. As far as I'm aware, it's not the NFL's unwillingness that is keeping this equipment off the NFL fields...
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    Quote Originally Posted by farren.louis View Post
    The NFL knew the sports was unsafe, but its all about the $$ is was bringing in. I mean its like the Government with Cigs. They know its eventually going to kill or harm your body in some way, but the money its bringing in why take it away?
    Then why is the NFL and Goodell getting blasted at all ends by all of the "**** this pansy NFL" people. Several of them here on PSD. The NFL is doing what they can to make it a safer game while trying to protect the integrity of the game as best they can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xnick5757 View Post

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    This comment jumped out at me:

    She said the family was told that Seau's disease resulted from "a lot of head-to-head collisions over the course of 20 years of playing in the NFL.
    Funny. No mention of hits taken at the college and high school levels. Just "20 years of playing in the NFL". Leads me to wonder if this is posturing.
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    Parents are the ones to make decisions on this stuff, I don't let my 7 year old son play football, just basketball baseball and soccer.
    When I was a kid my parents didn't let me play high school football, so this stuff is nothing new, football is dangerous its a choice to play, no one is forced.

    I'm just saying I hope there is no suits coming

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbroncsinmo View Post
    Funny. No mention of hits taken at the college and high school levels. Just "20 years of playing in the NFL". Leads me to wonder if this is posturing.
    Good point

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    Quote Originally Posted by sixer04fan View Post
    And we, the fans, are the ones that are giving them all that money. We know the sport is unsafe for the players, yet we continue to pay the league top dollar to be entertained by it.
    Pretty much. Football players should know there are risks. The league should definitely try to make the game as safe as possible, but not at the risk of killing the sport.

    Even before all of the modern studies that are showing up, people should've had the common sense to realize that being 300 lbs and smashing into other people who are 300 lbs probably isn't doing your body any favors...

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    This confirms Goodell's theory that suicides cause CTE.

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    Maybe the NFL thinks they're doing the best job they can? They haven't made their budgets available so we only know if they're spending resources on getting better equipment if they tell us they are...

    I honestly would like them to find solutions which result in better equipment because they've already taken away kickoffs. The NFL should be in panic mode to get better equipment or have drafted and undrafted players sign waivers before they can play in the league.

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