Stories tagged: CTE
UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 10:02 p.m.
Mark Rypien admitted to hitting his wife despite couple’s insistence he didn’t commit domestic violence, police say
According to arresting officer Todd Brownlee’s report of the incident, Rypien acknowledged hitting his wife Danielle Rypien on Sunday, June 30, near Maple Street and Garland Avenue in his car …
UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 10:24 a.m.
Former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien, who was arrested Sunday on suspicion of domestic violence, wrote in a joint statement with his wife that he didn’t commit a crime.
Thu., May 23, 2019, 12:42 p.m.
Daniel Carcillo is hurting inside and out after seven documented concussions in the National Hockey League and what he believes could be literally hundreds of traumatic brain injuries. Once his …
Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 7:06 p.m.
The family of the late NFL star Junior Seau has settled its wrongful death lawsuit against the NFL over the popular San Diego linebacker’s 2012 suicide. The confidential settlement comes …
Sun., July 1, 2018
The revelation this week that former Washington State University quarterback Tyler Hilinski suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy prompted increased scrutiny about the safety of the high-impact sport on young players. …
Sun., July 1, 2018
Increased awareness about sports-related brain trauma has brought a wave of new wearable technology designed to make athletes safer.
UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 9:38 p.m.
Tyler Hilinski was far from alone. As researchers have moved beyond the NFL to look at the brains of high school and college athletes, they’re increasingly finding signs of traumatic …
UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 11:06 p.m.
Tyler Hilinski cemented his place in Washington State lore in September with a 22-yard touchdown pass to Jamal Morrow in double overtime to claim a 47-44 win over Boise State.
UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 3 p.m.
Brett Favre says he might have had “thousands” of concussions during his Hall of Fame career.
Fri., March 30, 2018, 6 a.m.
Mark Rypien doesn’t know if he has CTE: diagnosis can only be made with an autopsy. But both he and his wife, Danielle, can identify the signposts.
Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 11:51 a.m.
A new report about woodpecker brain tissue raises the possibility that the birds do suffer some consequences. Maybe the woodpeckers are just fine behaviorally. But they have, to the scientists’ …
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017
At some point, a university with a thriving program is going to stand up, finally, and say,
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
A researcher says Aaron Hernandez suffered severe damage to parts of the brain that play an important role in memory, impulse control and behavior. The 27-year-old former New England Patriots …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 4:33 p.m.
Tests conducted on the brain of former football star Aaron Hernandez showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. His attorney said Thursday that the player’s daughter …
Sun., Nov. 27, 2016, 6 a.m.
EUGENE, Ore. – As a freshman at Springfield High School, Leyah Krimbow dreaded going to class. “I used to ask my mom every morning if I could stay home,” Krimbow, …
Tue., March 29, 2016, 12:38 p.m.
The NFL has demanded The New York Times retract a story that called the league’s concussion research flawed and likened the NFL’s handling of head trauma to the tobacco industry’s …
Tue., March 15, 2016, 7:18 p.m.
The NFL is standing behind a top executive’s acknowledgement that the brain disease CTE can be linked to football.
Mon., March 14, 2016, 10:34 p.m.
An NFL official has acknowledged a link between football and the brain disease CTE for the first time.
Thu., March 3, 2016, 10:09 a.m.
Brandi Chastain, who scored the game-winning penalty kick that gave the United States the 1999 Women’s World Cup title, has pledged to donate her brain for concussion research when she …
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 2:08 p.m.
The forensic pathologist who identified the brain disease CTE afflicting numerous football players and was played by Will Smith in the movie “Concussion” is working on a memoir.
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016
I remember watching the very first Super Bowl. It wasn’t anything near the big deal the game is today. Most of the rabid fans came disguised as empty seats at …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 8:33 p.m.
Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, the late NFL MVP and Super Bowl winner who is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has been diagnosed with the …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 8:22 a.m.
BOSTON – Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, the late NFL and Super Bowl MVP who is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has been diagnosed with …
Mon., Feb. 1, 2016, 8:58 p.m.
Only 39 of 100 current NFL players in an AP survey conducted this season said they are more worried about the long-term effects of concussions than those of other injuries.
Sat., Sept. 19, 2015
Researchers studying a degenerative disease in former athletes say 11 of 12 brains of deceased former NFL players tested over the past year showed signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, continuing …
Sun., June 16, 2013
A medical condition known as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is an area of study that has revealed startling insights over the past half-dozen years. A progressive, degenerative disease of the …