A new study of the brains of more than 200 former football players finds almost all of them show signs of the brain disease known as CTE.
The study, led by Boston University neuroscientist Dr. Ann McKee, doesn't confirm that CTE is common among football players. But the percentage of brains studied that had CTE went up with the level of play.
1590 WAKR football analyst Jay Brophy, who played at the University of Miami and with the Miami Dolphins, joined Jasen to talk about the study, what football teams and leagues are doing to combat brain injury, and what high school teams should be doing to protect young players.
Former NFL quarterback Jake Plummer joined the Brad Russell Show Monday to talk about some of the alternative solutions for helping current and former players dealing with the mental and physical ailments associated with playing football.
The former 10-year pro is a proponent of cannabidiol, or CBD oil, which is the non-psychoactive element of the hemp plant, which could be used to counteract some of the effects of long-term brain and physical injuries from playing the game.
He spoke about that with Brad on Monday.