Bubba Bean played Aggie ball in the 1970s, then went on to play for the Atlanta Falcons for a few years.Before retiring in 1982, Bean had taken a lot of hits.”The concussion part of it was almost like a rite of passage,” said Bean. Jerseys For Sale.”If you didn’t get knocked out, it was almost like you hadn’t played yet.”Now, Bean says he’s disheartened to hear a new report that looked at the brains of more than 100 deceased former NFL players and found that more than 99 percent had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.CTE can affect a patient’s motor functions, mood, and memory. Doctors say it presents similarly to dementia later in life. Furthermore, it can shorten a patient’s life by years.Bubba Bean says he feels many of those symptoms.”My reaction was real simple,” said Bean of hearing about the study. “I’m probably in the 99 percent.Cheap Football Jerseys.”Bean says healthcare for athletes in his day wasn’t nearly as thorough as it is now. Not as much attention was paid to head injuries.
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