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    Report: Big Benís Drama Tied To Head Trauma?

    Posted by Brooks on Apr. 26, 2010, 10:21am


    Carl Prine of the PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW recently examined the possibility that Ben Roethlisbergerís alleged anti-social behavior could be connected to head trauma suffered during NFL games and as the result of a motorcycle accident.

    People who suffer repeated head injuries often exhibit signs of aggression, childishness, impaired self-control, inappropriate sexual activity and alcohol abuse, according to the National Institutes of Health.

    ďBen Roethlisberger is a guy with a lot of concussions,Ē said famed forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht. ďIt would be a very wise decision, a very appropriate one, for the NFL to test him for damage related to them. Thatís being very fair to Ben. Itís conceivable to think that there is a possibility that those concussions have led to some behavioral issues.ď

    This isnít the first time that unfortunate social behavior by Pittsburgh Steelers has been linked to brain injuries.

    Post-mortem examinations of the brains of Steelers Terry Long, Justin Strzelczyk and Hall of Fame center Mike Webster found evidence of the syndrome chronic traumatic encephalopathy - a degenerative brain condition that affects cognition and player conduct, eventually leading to dementia.
    With Roethlisbergerís documented head trauma, four concussions, 242 career sacks and a severe motorcycle accident, itís hard to dismiss out of hand that it didnít play a role in his antisocial behavior. But the problem with that idea is quantifying just how much Roethlisbergerís past brain injuries had to do with what happened March 5 in Milledgeville.

    While doctors appear to be closing in on the emotional after-effects of NFL-wrought concussions, thereís still no direct linkage between specific brain injuries and specific behaviors.

    Roethlisberger probably wouldnít mind, at least legally, attributing his recent behavior to head injuries, but that prospect is an extremely dangerous one for the NFL. If hard medical evidence pointed to alleged criminal behavior as a result of NFL game play, you can imagine the social and financial impact it would have on the league.

    Never has a sport been caught in such an ironic position. The more aggressive the NFL is about studying head injuries, the more likely the league will learn that the only way to avoid irreparable brain injury to players is to outlaw the violence that makes the sport so popular - and lucrative.
    For that reason, the last thing the NFL would ever admit to publicly is that the very nature of its game not only leads to brain injury, but possible criminal behavior.

    That means Roethlisbergerís six-game suspension isnít likely to be reduced. At least as it pertains to any medical findings from NFL-affiliated doctors.

    http://network.yardbarker.com/nfl/ar...Trauma/2496843

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    I heard someone or other commenting on this earlier today on the radio... Not sure I buy it, because I have heard stories about him from BEFORE the accident, but who knows...
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    why is my screen white

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    I heard someone or other commenting on this earlier today on the radio... Not sure I buy it, because I have heard stories about him from BEFORE the accident, but who knows...


    i buy it completely. in fact, everytime i bump my head i think of women's boobs and young co-eds...

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    why is my screen white
    Are you stupid? Did you not see the message about the board being re-built when you logged-on (it was right at the top)? Have you not noticed the change of appearance?.... I know it takes "all kinds" to make this world go 'round, but good grief, get a freakin' clue... It's already been spelled-out to you...
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    why is my screen white


    perhaps you had head trauma and are now suffering from drain bamage?

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    perhaps you had head trauma and are now suffering from drain bamage?
    Now THAT is the funniest thing I've heard today!.....

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    I think Ben was a dumbass prior to the bike accident. Hence the accident.

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    I think Ben was a dumbass prior to the bike accident. Hence the accident.
    Exacerbating a pre-existing condition...

    In all seriousness, I have a couple of head injuries (they precluded my playing) and they were sustained so long ago (nearly 25 years) that I have no idea whether they affect me beyond a bit of a dodgy eye from time to time. Not a clue. If you live with the condition for long enough, you can get to the point where it feels normal and the average response for most humans is to believe that their normal is the same as everyboby else.

    Just sayin'.
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    you know ...ah

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    It sounds to like possibly another reason athletes don't have to hold themselves accountable for their actions. What do I know though? I am just a welder on a Pickle line in a Steel Mill. Funny thing is you never hear of Troy Aikman being caught up in sexual assault cases and he had 11 concussions in his career, or Steve Young for that matter.
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    It sounds to like possibly another reason athletes don't have to hold themselves accountable for their actions. What do I know though? I am just a welder on a Pickle line in a Steel Mill. Funny thing is you never hear of [HIGH-LIGHT]Troy Aikman being caught up in sexual assault cases and he had 11 concussions in his career, or Steve Young for that matter.[/HIGH-LIGHT]
    How many concussions does face-planting a Chrysler New Yorker count as? The bike ride was stupid, but I have to ask how much damage that event caused. I'm not trying to make excuses, I'm just wondering if there are other factors at play.
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    I read this last week and figured it was some ****** bag writer trying to find an angle but then I realized.....it's the perfect excuse!

    Ben's ****in retarded....leave him alone!
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    Ben's retarded
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    Quote Originally Posted by War Machine View Post
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    Exacerbating a pre-existing condition...

    In all seriousness, [HIGH-LIGHT]I have a couple of head injuries[/HIGH-LIGHT] (they precluded my playing) and they were sustained so long ago (nearly 25 years) that I have no idea whether they affect me beyond a bit of a dodgy eye from time to time. Not a clue. If you live with the condition for long enough, you can get to the point where it feels normal and the average response for most humans is to believe that their normal is the same as everyboby else.

    Just sayin'.
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