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Revanchist

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Gender: Male
Hometown: Rhode Island
Current location: Missouri
Member since: Tue Mar 4, 2008, 11:45 AM
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Retired USN and widower currently stuck in the midwest

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Domestic Violence and the NFL: Could Concussions be the Cause?

Caveat: I'm not endorsing the behavior of any the individuals involved in the recent cases in the news, I'm just wondering if there could be a deeper reason than, he's an asshole.

Secondly, I apologize for throwing this ideas out here without doing much research, I'm working on a paper on the care and treatment of diabetes in the managed care environment so I don't have too much time to devote to this subject.

While the studies have been limited, there are theories tying traumatic head injuries from contact sports to anger and aggression

http://www.loyolamedicine.org/newswire/news/do-sports-concussions-really-cause-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy

http://ns.umich.edu/new/releases/8423

We also know that concussions are common in the NFL (not to mention during the years of training it takes to reach the NFL). The NYT reported today that 1 in 3 retired players have issues related to brain trauma and the the conditions emerge at an earlier age.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/13/sports/football/actuarial-reports-in-nfl-concussion-deal-are-released.html?_r=0

With that being said, do you think that brain damage could play a role in the number of domestic abuse cases among professional athletes?

Would of made a poll but I don't have a star, sorry.
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