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Mike Webster Essay

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Today, I will do my short talk on a retired N.F.L hall of famer, who played 245 games and won 4 superbowls in a row in his 17 year carreer. His name was Mike Webster and he was considered by some, the best Center in NFL history. Mike died of heart attack in 2002 at the young age of 50. Due to many concussions and endless sub-concussions throughout his career, Mike developped a neurodegenerative disease called CTE which is more formally known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy. It was often seen in retired boxers but Mike brought it to the spotlight in the Football world. There are 49 confirmed cases of retired NFL players with CTE and theres 7 deceased players who were suspected of having it.This disease only appears years after trauma has been dealt to the brain and people with CTE are known to have dementia. They usually suffer from depression, memory loss, anxiety, amnesia and sometimes enter a state of indifference called Apathy, where they just dont care. It also alters behaviour and can make a person agressive and makes them have a very short temper, This was the...

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