I read a recent tweet leading to an article about some international scientists and they are still saying there is not cause and effect yet known for CTE. Scientist move much slower than most folks. They have to be meticulous with their analysis and the methodology has to be sound and based on the highest standards.
If this is constrained to athletics, then it will be good to know and then discover some type of early detection method. There will be less people playing football until this is understood but I don't know if the disease will kill the sport. Sort of like smoking. You can warn folks about the hazard but free will lets them make a choice. Big time College and Pro football has too much money involved, the scare will not shut them down. Would take a few years before folks would start to shun the sport or the popularity to take a big dive.
Interesting times coming down the line. Hope there is a way to curtail this without making the game flag football.
At the 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport, which had recently taken place in Zurich, world experts gathered to discuss the state of head-trauma science. At the end of the conference, a consensus statement was released that said the following: "A cause and effect relationship has not as yet been demonstrated between CTE and concussions or exposure to contact sports."
Leon Washington 2010-2012 Red Bryant 2008-2013 Golden Tate 2010-2013 Breno Giacomini 2011-2013 - Gone but not forgotten.
R.I.P Les "PithyRadish" Norton 9/13/2014