Another suicide in football due to brain injury. Kosta Karageorge of Ohio State committed suicide texting that “… these concussions have got my head all fucked up.” He joins an ever growing list of football suicides as a result of brain injuries.
The culprit is CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy):
“Should CTE be found, Karageorge will join Andre Waters, Ray Easterling, Dave Duerson, Terry Long, Junior Seau, Paul Oliver, Shane Dronett, and Jovan Belcherin an ever-growing list of athletes with CTE who took their own lives and were wracked by memory loss, disorientation, cognitive issues, mood and personality changes, and crushing depression.
That’s worth repeating – the NFL itself admits that nearly 3 in 10 players will develop some form of debilitating brain injury in their lifetimes as a result of playing football.
So, why is it enjoyable to watch people inflict brain injuries on each other? On the rare occasion when I glance at a TV with a game on I wonder which 30 percent of the players will end up with brain disease? Which will commit suicide?