On the heels of The Journal of the American Medical Association revealing that CTE was found in 110 of 111 brains of deceased NFL players, it only makes sense to supplement that shocking data with a visual of the disease at work.
A study of 111 donated brains of deceased NFL players found the degenerative disease CTE in all but one of them. https://t.co/ioT8W1aRx7 pic.twitter.com/6ophYshGAn
— NPR (@NPR) July 25, 2017
We have that thanks to WDIV in Detroit, who recently published a story about former UCLA/Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle and his likely struggle with CTE. As you can see in the jarring GIF below, the 28-year-old was clearly not in the right state of mind on his birthday this past April as he trucked through a door of an auto store:
#BrianPrice wow.. dude.. https://t.co/Rs4kkGtNfK via @GIPHY pic.twitter.com/24WFz1PcuA
— 🇲🇽Mr. Joe🇺🇸 (@teh_joe) July 26, 2017
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrive on the scene and try to deal with the man, who at various points is aggressive. He lies down on the ground, gets back up and takes a running charge through the glass doors of the store.
Apparently everyone thought Brian was “drugged out of his mind” until his wife, Candice, revealed he’s likely a CTE victim:
“They’re, like, ‘Are you Mrs. Price?’ I’m, like, ‘Yes.’ They said, ‘We have your husband in the emergency room,'” Candice said. “When I got there and the officers were describing the incident to me, I was just shocked. I couldn’t believe the things they were describing.”
That’s when she explained to the deputies and to the doctor that her husband was a former NFL player and likely suffers from CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy.