It’s been a tragedy with former NFL player Philip Adams, killing a physician, three family members, and a repairman before taking his own life. However, this may have been the cause of a bigger issue that stems from athletes in general. Here are the highlights:
- Adams’ brain will be tested for degenerative disease present in pro athletes that cause cognitive disorders
- York County Coroner Sabrina Gast got approval from the Adams family to perform the procedure.
- The hospital will work with Boston University to research the long-term effects of repeated brain trauma in both athletes and military personnel.
- York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson didn’t know the motive behind Adams killing those people.
- When they headed to Adams’ parent’s home and evacuated them, they were trying to persuade him to come out but he ended up shooting himself in the head.
- Apparently, this type of trauma is not an uncommon thing. Around 110 out of 111 NFL players were found with signs of the disease.
- He usually was in a good mood and showed a positive attitude. However, the concussions could’ve caused adverse effects after so many years of the trauma.
- His career was undercut by his ankle injury in 2010. He was encouraged to use his disability options but didn’t take advantage of them.