Not much more to say here, other than sadness for a player I grew up idolizing.
CTE cannot be diagnosed until death, but with this list of problems - I can't imagine CTE not being present.
Techniques being what they were during his time in the NFL, and the lack of awareness of the consequences - led to this sad state of affairs:
"I know that there’s techniques out there that if I would have had ‘em, if I would have had the techniques out there that I’m teaching now to these kids, I know I would not be probably...I know I wouldn’t have the results that I have now,” he said. “I led with my head all the time,” Gastineau added.
I don't have much more to say - other than I have 3 boys: aged 11->18 months. And even as a former College FB player - I am not sure whether I want them to follow in my footsteps.
Per Mitch Sherman of ESPN:
Interesting comment during the autonomy discussion on Proposal No. 2016-139 (banning offseason practice off campus) from Nandi Mehta of Northwestern women's soccer: "Why are we here?" Mehta, among 15 student-athlete reps on the autonomy committee, opposes the proposal. She says the point of college athletics is to create opportunity for student-athletes. "I don't think it's right to strip a student-athlete of this opportunity."
I guess this is why we have to think of the kids-- they clearly aren't thinking for themselves (sic).
Apparently, this is the talk of the NCAA Convention right now:
Easily the most hotly contested subject so far at autonomy discussion forum at the NCAA convention. Many good arguments for and against. https://t.co/6TmPFR1pV6— Jeremy Crabtree (@jeremycrabtree) January 20, 2017
Just something to keep an eye on with the 10th assistant coming or perhaps maybe even someone on staff will be reassigned to RB coach. I know Webb has been saying it is a possibility, but Sam Webb, Chengelis, Chris Evans, and JKP started following former OL coach and current Indiana OL coach Greg Frey on Twitter.
When someone from Ole Miss is your supposed voice of reason you know the NCAA has outlived it's usefulness