Junior Seau Diagnosed With Disease Caused by Hits to Head. "What was found in Junior Seau's brain was cellular changes consistent with CTE," said Dr. Russell Lonser, chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Ohio State University, who led the study of Seau's brain while he was at NIH. Patients with CTE, which can only be diagnosed after death, display symptoms "such as impulsivity, forgetfulness, depression, [and] sometimes suicidal ideation," Lonser said.
http://www.gq.com/sports/profiles/200909/nfl-players-brain-dementia-study-memory-concussions ~ TBI ~ The Concussion Panic Why are we so convinced that football head injuries lead to suicide? By Daniel Engber|Posted Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at 6:13 PM ET ~ http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/the_hidden_brain/2011/01/the_national_braindamage_league.single.html
The war against tackle football continued last week at, of all places, Harvard. Ascending his bully pulpit, this time in front of students and professors from the Harvard School of Public Health, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell identified his league's "biggest challenge" as "changing the culture in a way that reduces the injury risk to the maximum possible extent, especially the risk of head injury."