With Dr. Benet "Concussion" Omalu going around saying crazy things to help promote his new book, I think it's good for us to see this and share it. It's not the most interesting video for non-coaches, but the info needs to be shared.
Thanks for posting that. I hope more people see it. You'd think that common sense, considering how many men have played HS football in previous generations and never became knuckle dragging, brain damaged, violent headcases, would challenge peoples' assumptions... but common sense isn't very common.
Funny they reached out to Dr. Ann McKee, who is the second of the two doctors behind the CTE hysteria along with Bennet Omalu, and she never responded to the article you posted. That woman normally chases all the media attention she can get.
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Post by coacharnold on Sept 19, 2017 20:26:03 GMT -6
Also... as I've said before, the CTE scare is mostly the work of 2 researchers.
The most famous is Dr. Bennet Omalu--the "Concussion" guy who's back in the limelight lately to promote a new book. Before he diagnosed CTE in Mike Webster's brain, Omalu had an unremarkable career that involved being fired for incompetence from several temporary research positions. He's also done much of his research in his garage and claims he conjures the ghosts of those he's diagnosed and they even give him flat tires and turn on appliances in his house. Seriously...
The other famous researcher is Dr. Ann McKee, head of the "Boston University CTE Center." Her methods are extremely flimsy, but she's well funded by the NFLPA to produce research favorable to their ongoing lawsuit against the NFL. The center she works for was founded by Chris Nowinski in the late 2000s, a former Harvard player and WWE wrestler who retired from pro wrestling after suffering a series of concussions, but not a doctor, even though he serves as co-author on many of her studies. They have literally found CTE everywhere they've looked.
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