Tony Dorsett, NFL Hall of Fame member, was one of the most high-profile players to join the ever-growing law suits against the NFL. It may have shocked some, however his name and now his words only go to help with the awareness of concussions, Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk writes;
“There are some good days and there are some bad days,” Dorsett told the Beaver County (Pa.) Times earlier this week, in connection with the 20th annual Tony Dorsett/McGuire Memorial Celebrity Golf Classic. “So I am being proactive instead of inactive.”
Dorsett works out regularly and eats well, and he’s considering experimentation wit a hyperbaric chamber, a device Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin recently said he may use to assist with the health of his brain.
“I can slow the process down . . . there’s optimism about that,” Dorsett said. “I feel if I can slow it down, I can stop it. I’m not waiting to see if I’ll be nonfunctional.”
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After the NFL and players agreed early this week, the majority of the law suits have been combined and will be heard in Philadelphia. There has been a myriad of former pros that included their name to the suits, you can now add one more: Tony Dorsett. It is not that Dorsett suffers from the occasional battle with emotions or being tired, rather he has obviously become very cognizant of his inability to remember things, memory loss. The article starts off describing Dorsett’s injury in 1984 where he was knocked out, evaluated and returned to play;
“That ain’t the first time I was knocked out or been dazed over the course of my career, and now I’m suffering for it,” the 57-year-old former tailback says. “And the NFL is trying to deny it.”
Dorsett traces several health problems to concussions during a career that lasted from 1977-88, and he has joined more than 300 former players — including three other members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and at least 32 first- or second-team All-Pro selections — in suing the NFL, its teams and, in some cases, helmet maker Riddell. Continue reading