Former NFL player Antonio Brown has recently admitted to developing symptoms of CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, on Instagram Live. In the video, Brown claims that he has been struggling with CTE since James Harrison hit him with a his helmet during his career. Brown believes Harrison should be held responsible for his current condition, and that he wants people to know the “truth”.
This is a truly heartbreaking revelation, but it also raises questions about whether Antonio Brown was serious or if he was simply joking. While it’s possible he was just having a bit of fun, it’s also important to take his words seriously. CTE is an incredibly serious condition, and it’s important to pay attention to any potential signs.
First and foremost, it should be noted that CTE can only be definitively diagnosed through autopsy. That means that Antonio Brown can’t definitively say that he has CTE now. However, it is possible to have symptoms of CTE while still alive, and that’s what he may have been referring to. Antonio Brown claims James Harrison used an Illegal helmet for 20 years in the NFL, which may have caused the alleged brain damage after the alleged hit.
The signs and symptoms of CTE can include memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, aggression, depression, and poor impulse control. These can all be symptoms of the disease itself or of other medical conditions. It’s also possible for someone to have some of these symptoms for other reasons such as a traumatic brain injury, substance abuse, or mental health issues. Antonio Brown claims he became aggressive, because of CTE.
It’s also important to remember that CTE is an incredibly serious and debilitating condition. It has been linked to an increased risk of suicide and other mental health issues, and it can cause severe impairments in thinking, behavior, and emotions.
It’s important to be aware of the risks of CTE, and to get help if you or someone you know is exhibiting any of the symptoms. Antonio Brown shouldn’t be joking around with the condition if he was just trolling.