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Tony Dorsett

Tony Dorsett was one of the greatest players in football history.  Over the years he began to experience memory loss, mood swings and thoughts of suicide.  He took the initiative to be tested for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), which is a brain damage experienced secondary to multiple traumas to the brain.  In Dorsett’s case, these traumas occurred as a result of the thousands upon thousands of hits he endured  over the course of his playing career.  Dorsett was found to have signs of CTE.  The link below will bring you to a video in which he discusses his experience learning to cope with the symptoms of brain injury. In addition to providing further detail on Dorsett’s story, the article beneath the video relates the similar experiences of Hall of Fame lineman Joe DeLamielleure and All Pro linebacker Leonard Marshall as they also have experienced brain injury symptoms and received the CTE diagnosis.

http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/9931754/former-nfl-stars-tony-dorsett-leonard-marshall-joe-delameilleure-show-indicators-cte-resulting-football-concussions

Learn about brain injury treatment services at the Transitional Learning Center: tlcrehab.org

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NFL and Brain Injury

Somewhat quietly, the NFL is facing a monstrously large lawsuit.  Thousands of former NFL players are suing the league, claiming that the NFL hid information showing that the concussions suffered while playing football can lead to permanent brain injuries.  At present time the Associated Press reports that 3,377  former players are suing the NFL, including more than two dozen Hall of Fame players such as Eric Dickerson and Tony Dorsett.  This is approximately double the total number of players who are currently in the entire league!  Some estimate that the NFL could lose billions of dollars if it loses these cases.

Below are a few articles on this topic:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/07/nfl-concussion-brain-trauma-lawsuit-players_n_1577497.html

http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2012-08-20/nfl-concussion-report-series-statistics-study-brain-trauma-retired-players

Learn about brain injury treatment services at the Transitional Learning Center: tlcrehab.org