Under The Category of “Really?”

Following up on the unfortunate story of Tre’ Newton having to stop playing football due to multiple concussions, his Longhorn teammates turn in two quotes that make you say “really?!”.

“I support Tre’ but for me personally, I’d die on that field,” Williams said.

“I always go 100 miles per hour and will worry about all that health stuff 10 years from now when I’m done playing,” Gideon said. “I’m making memories now. We all knew what we were signing up for when we started playing football.”

Williams is Aaron Williams and Gideon is Blake Gideon, both defensive backs on Texas’ football team. Both of these “non-forward” looking kids have sustained previous concussions. Maybe Tre’ is the only one with some common sense in Austin? It’s great the Gideon is making memories, but if he keeps it up they will not be HIS memories, because he will not remember them.

Listen up boys, you only get one brain. Someone ought to show them some videos and news stories of athletes that have had too many brain injuries.


Thanks to @catch108stchs for this story. If you have any interesting concussion related stories feel free to email them in to theconcussionblog@comcast.net or send to @concussionblog

Concussion Ends Career Early

Tre’ Newton, son of former NFL player Nate Newton, has had to retire from football. Tre’ is not in the NFL, or CFL or even the UFL, Tre’ is a student-athlete at the University of Texas. Medical consultation has suggested that he no longer play the sport he loves after multiple concussions in high school and college, the latest occurring November 6th of this year. Tre’ was in his sophomore season as a running back for the Longhorns.

It is not often we see this kind of news at such a young age, but it’s probably a good decision.

Information for this post was attained via the Associated Press.