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Bobby Kuntz, a previous Toronto Argonaut and Hamilton Tiger-Cat and Jay Roberts, an Ottawa Roughrider both experienced a history of repeated concussions during their professions and demonstrated the characteristic symptoms of CTE, an irregular build-up of a protein called Tau in the brain, and other degenerative adjustments. CTE can result in memory impairment, emotional instability, erratic behavior, depression, and problems with impulse control. CTE may eventually progress to full-blown dementia. Dr. Hazrati is very clear, however, to emphasize that the precise romantic relationship between concussions and neurodegeneration continues to be to become demonstrated by future analysis. Peter Ribbins, a former Winnipeg Blue Bomber, apart in December 2010 exceeded, at age 63 of Parkinson’s disease. (more…)