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  1. I run a number of different brain banks.
  2. We’re hoping that there is large-scale recognition that CTE is a risk when playing football.
  3. The thing you want your kids to do most of all is succeed in life and be everything they can be. And if there’s anything that may infringe on that, that may limit that, I don’t want my kids doing it.
  4. I have a lot of college football players in my Brain Bank with CTE.
  5. I feel like Dr. Death.
  6. Every one of them is different. In fact, brains are like faces in that no two are ever alike.
  7. I’m a Cheesehead.
  8. It’s almost un-American to say that you want to change football.
  9. I’m not your run-of-the-mill scientist.
  10. My brothers played football. In fact, I was an absolutely enormous Packer fan, and because I was raised in such a football-centric community, I have always had a terrific admiration for football players.
  11. Subconcussive injuries are brain injuries on top of unrecovered brain injuries.
  12. I can’t say I love football anymore.
  13. Dave Duerson had classic pathology of CTE and no evidence of any other disease.
  14. I do have a son. He’s out of school now. He never played football. And it had nothing to do with me. I was actually crushed that he didn’t play football. I thought, ‘Oh my God, this is awful.’ My brothers all played football. My dad played football.
  15. I started out as a neurologist. I then trained in neuropathology and was focused on neurodegeneration. So, for years, I studied Alzheimer’s, aging, Parkinson’s, that kind of thing.
  16. I just want to make sports safe for our kids.
  17. While we know, on average, that certain positions experience more repetitive head impacts and are more likely at greater risk for CTE, no position is immune.
  18. I’m concerned about the future of football, because we have paid a lot of attention to concussions. We are more aware of concussions. But it’s really the repetitive minor injuries, the ones that are asymptomatic that occur on almost every play of the game, the sub-concussive hits: that’s the big problem for football.
  19. They’re elite athletes. They’re amazing athletes. That’s why I love football. I mean, it’s incredible to me to see them go out for an unbelievable pass and actually make the catch. It’s just an amazing game of athleticism and skill. They’re different; there’s no question. They’re huge, they’re fast, and they’re all these wonderful things.
  20. The overwhelming evidence is that trauma is a major factor in CTE.



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