Dr. Bennet Omalu presented a lecture at FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus Tuesday evening, in which he discussed his experience as the first doctor to diagnose chronic brain trauma and identify it as a major factor in the deaths of some professional NFL athletes. His experience is chronicled in
Watch the story below as Nick Tate discuses Joe Namath's contribution to research on chronic brain injuries.
JUPITER, Fla. —Joe Namath was one of the most revered football players of his time. "It was part of my life very early on," he said. As the star quarterback for 13 seasons with the New York Jets, Namath took his fair share of hard hits. "I didn't pay much attention to the fact that I had
Joe Namath, one of the most charismatic players in NFL history and one of the game's greatest quarterbacks, said today that if he'd known then what he knows now about concussions, he would never have played football. Namath, who has recently undergone treatment for brain injuries, was asked in an
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Joe Namath, 71, was one of the most revered players of his time. Star quarterback for the New York Jets for thirteen seasons. Super Bowl champion. Hall-of-famer.He was a star off the field too. Broadway Joe – a celebrity by the time he was 25 years old. But all those
JOE NAMATH GOT HIS BELL RUNG, HIS HEAD GOT HIT AND HIS head hit the ground, but through all the smelling salts to stand him up, all the escorts to the sideline bench, all the lapses in time waiting for the previous play to catch up to reality, he never thought he was hurting his brain. He never gave
NFL legend Tony Dorsett says he forgets directions and suffers mood swings, but he vows that he will conquer the degenerative brain disorder that he was diagnosed with years after his incredible career. "Sometimes it's — it's frustrating," Dorsett told NBC News' Lester Holt on Thursday in an
Joe Namath says he’ll call at 9:30 a.m., and at 9:30 a.m. on the dot, a call comes in from his home in South Florida. “That’s part of the old quarterback in me,” Namath says. Conversation is always easy with Broadway Joe, whether it be about his first grandson, Nickoli William, who was born the