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Former New England Patriots linebacker Ted Johnson says the death of Junior Seau was ''the tip of the tipping point'' that convinced him to speak out for concussion victims.
Seau shot himself in the chest this month. Although there has been no link established between possible head injuries and his death, Johnson says he's convinced it is at least part of what was troubling the former Patriots and Chargers linebacker.
Johnson spoke Friday at a conference on pediatric concussions at Boston's Children's Hospital.
Johnson retired in 2005 after a series of concussions, including a pair just four days apart after he felt pressured to return to the field too early. He says he's confident that wouldn't happen today.
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Junior Seau's death got former New England Patriots linebacker Ted Johnson thinking again about his own career in the NFL and his struggles with post-concussion syndrome after he retired in 2005.
''It's corrode or explode,'' Johnson told a conference on pediatric concussions at Boston Children's Hospital on Friday. ''And it all exploded by killing...
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(Is it really high time? No, not at all. But with all these players in Foxboro, the temptation proved too much.)
Quarterback: Tom Brady, Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett.
Notable Omission: None.
Yes, it takes a pair the size of duffle bags to pencil in Brady as starter...
A bicycle stolen from Junior Seau's Oceanside home days after the former NFL star's suicide has been recovered, police said.
An unidentified woman called police Wednesday after seeing a bicycle that matched the description of the one that was stolen from Seau's garage on May 7, said Oceanside police Lt. Leonard Mata.
Police confirmed it was the stolen bicycle and contacted...
Wes Welker recently stated that since he signed his franchise tender things have only gotten worse with his contract negotiations with the New England Patriots. He claims that they have actually offered him less money then their original offer since signing the tender.
According to Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe, the Patriots aren’t too happy about the...
New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker has come out and said that since he signed his franchise tender, contract talks between his representatives and the Patriots have only gotten worse.
“There have been talks, but nothing that’s brightened anything at all,” Welker said. “It’s actually gotten worse.”
Welker admitted that he went against the advice...
One would’ve never thought the day would come that Wes Welker’s relationship with the Patriots was so strained that he could possibly be on his way out of New England.
Yes, there are contract issues, but that’s pretty normal in the world of professional sports. The athlete thinks he’s worth one thing and the team thinks he’s worth another. That’s just the way it works...
Former New England Patriots linebacker talks about what he has in common with Junior Seau, and the former NFL great's passing.
New England Patriots WR Wes Welker was unhappy this Spring when the franchise slapped the franchise tag on him. Welker eventually succumbed to the tag and signed his tender offer this week. Now, Welker is unhappy with the club once again over the current state of contract talks with the Patriots.
Welker, speaking on the current status of his contract talks with the club, told the...
Last year, the Patriots offered Wes Welker a lot of money for a slot possession receiver. This year, they franchised him and he signed the one-year tender for $9.5 million. When he received his offer a year it ago, it was for 2-years and $16 million, so when you think about it, he is getting [...]
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