CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) Killed Junior Seau
Medical investigators from the National Institutes of Health have concluded that when NFL linebacker Junior Seau committed suicide in May 2012 he was suffering from CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy). CTE is a degenerative brain disease accompanied by personality change, mood swings, and violence. CTE results from cumulative blows to the head and has affected boxers and football players in their 30s and 40s. The distinct pathological changes evident in Seau’s brain match up with all the concussions he suffered during twenty years of football and with testimony from family members that Seau became moody, depressed, irritable, angry, and socially isolated close in time to his suicide.