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Repeated Concussions Can Cause Lifelong Damage To The Brain

Al Toon is NOT "completely disabled", unless it is a recent event. He quit football in 1992. He was interviewed for an article in the NY Daily News that ran Sept 19th, 2009, and he talked about how the concussions WERE tough, but he has recovered, feels fine physically, and loves the second half of his life. He did a triathlon in 2004. He is one of nine founding members of Capital Bank and serves on the board. He also serves on the board of directors for a life insurance company and the Green Bay Packers. All of that does not sound "completely disabled" to me. I don't doubt that repeated concussions can cause lifelong disability, but incorrect facts will hurt the effort to communicate this to people.

June 1, 2010 at 11:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )