Former NFL player Phillip Adams reportedly had CTE at the time of his alleged rampage.
Adams, who played for several different teams during his career, is believed to have murdered six people in Rock Hill, South Carolina back in April before ultimately shooting himself. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
BREAKING: A coroner says an autopsy shows unusually severe brain disease in the frontal lobe of the former NFL player Phillip Adams, accused of fatally shooting six people in Rock Hill, South Carolina before killing himself in April. https://t.co/YeuQTrqaYu
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 14, 2021
Adams was diagnosed with stage two chronic traumatic encephalopathy in the autopsy, according to The AP’s report.
Adams is just the latest high profile football player to suffer from CTE. Former Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski had CTE at the time of his suicide and several other former football stars have also suffered from the brain condition.
As anyone paying attention knows, CTE is a serious situation, and it’s not something to be messed with. The brain isn’t meant to be scrambled on a regular basis.
When the brain suffers serious trauma, CTE can develop and all bets are off as to what might happen.
I love football as much as anyone, but I think we can all agree head trauma is something we should aim to minimize. Messing with head injuries is not a joke, and it can lead to terrible outcomes.