Former QB Boomer Esiason: All NFL Players Likely Have CTE

Ruben Hill
August 8, 2017

During the conversation, they began to talk about CTE and how it has forced some younger players to retire earlier than what's considered the norm.

Former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason says he "probably" has CTE.

Legendary Bengals quarterback Boomer Esiason says he "most likely" has CTE, as does anyone else who's played football.

Esiason's comments come two weeks after a study on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) showed that almost every former NFL's player's brain examined during research revealed evidence of the degenerative brain disease. And he thinks he's not the only one who's been affected by years of concussions on the field.

Esiason's comments come just days after newly minted Hall of Fame running back Terrell Davis spoke out about many players being concerned about their brains following a Boston University study that revealed CTE to be present in 110 of the 111 brains examined of now-deceased former National Football League players. "They have much better benefits and retirement benefits than we do".

Esiason clarified that he thought many people who have suffered brain injuries in a variety of sports could be subject to CTE, or at least symptoms thereof.

"I'll be honest", Esiason, then 34, said. "When I'm at home and I do something, if I forget something I have to stop to think, 'Is this because I'm getting older or I'm just not using my brain, or is this an effect of playing football?' I don't know that". "Because I think all football players probably have it, the way I read the way I see it".

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