Washington State University Quarterback's Parents Say He Had CTE When He Committed Suicide

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1

Mike Leach got fired from Texas Tech for ignoring concussion protocol. Fuck that guy. He's part of the problem.

2

As long as we keep loving football this will continue.

3

What attitude is demonstrated by parents who choose--in the name of science? in a search for answers?--the dissection of their son's suicided body? I'm not judging. It's gotta be an emotionally charged decision. (and maybe a 'healing' one).

4

@3 - a lot of families of athletes who suspect CTE-related causes of death get these autopsies done. I'm sure at least part of it is to have an answer and some closure, but I have no doubt that some of the motivation is to generate more evidence that their loved one was the victim of a system that willingly trades players' brains for profits.

5

One of the papers I read said that he "had the brain of a 65-year old man."
And that scared me. [looks in mirror]
Well no wonder the kid was fucked up, he had the brain of a baby-boomer!
In a way, he's lucky- he didn't end up stealing money from his kids or collecting Grateful Dead records.