The Philadelphia Eagles cornerback, who became the first Black man to work full-time as a sports analyst on national television, is the latest football player diagnosed with CTE. Cross died in 2021.
chronic traumatic encephalopathy
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) goes far beyond the NFL. Everyday men and women worry they have the fatal disease, and they've turned to questionable brain products for help.
Boston University neuropathologists said Phillip Adams had chronic traumatic encephalopathy — a degenerative brain disease found in many former football players.
Doctors are closer to a test in live brains that could help diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease that's been linked to concussions and other repeated brain assaults.
A modified version of the sport, billed as a bridge between tackle and flag football, will be piloted with select youth football programs this fall. It features fewer players and a shorter field.
"Certainly yes," said Jeff Miller, the NFL's executive vice president for health and safety, when asked on Capitol Hill if football is linked to a degenerative brain disease.
Researchers have had few female brains with which to study a degenerative brain disease that is linked to repeated blows to the head.