NFL Response to Seau's CTE Sad, Predictable


Perhaps the saddest and most unfortunate aspect of the Thursday news that former NFL linebacker Junior Seau suffered from a neurological condition common to individuals who have had repeated head trauma was that it did not come as a surprise. Seau committed suicide on May 2, 2012, and his family asked that the National Institutes of Health in Washington, D.C., examine his brain for signs of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), which manifests itself in many cases with instances of memory loss, depression, and dementia.

On Thursday, it was revealed that Seau did indeed suffer from the condition, which has caused other former football players, and other athletes in general, to take their own lives -- or exist under horrific conditions. Seau, who started more than 250 games...

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