Category: CTE

UCLA Study Could Shed Light on CTE in Living Players

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Researches involved in a pilot study at UCLA believe they're onto something that will help detect chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. Previously, the disease has only been detected in deceased former football players, probably most notably in Junior Seau. ESPN's Mark Fainaru-Wada, who is writing a book on the topic ...

In the Wake of Dave Duerson’s Death, Chris Nowinski Gravely Warns That 50 Percent Of High School Football Players Will Get A Concussion

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

The recent death of former Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson has again reignited the dialogue about the extreme consequences of participating in contact sports. Duerson committed suicide, and though hardships in his business and personal life could have led to his decision to take his own life, it's generally thought ...