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.