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Old 05-02-2012, 07:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The dude from the Bears that shot himself in the chest last year did so in order that his brain could be studied. This concussion shit is getting really scary. And it's a daily affair in football. I heard Jack Youngblood interviewed by Jim Rome earlier this year, and he said that when he played he had some form of concussion every single day. He carried two ammonia capsules at all times just in case he blacked out. Now he played like a madman, but I think the kind of impact from bigger and faster bodies after his time playing would have meant more brains rattling around. I have to wonder how many more athletes are going to end up this way.
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