still the whole thing is sketchy. they say they found the car in a pond....so assuming he was in the car, but they don't even confirm that. . All a mystery at this point. Could be just about anything. Given the shooting in Dec. I'd GUESS it's related to that....it was close to where that happened. Territory. But it could still be ANYTHING. Junior drove his car off a cliff. Nix could have been suicidal from CTE. Who knows? Either way RIP, feel very sad for him and his family who sound distraught. Damn.....yes way way way way too young. If this has anything to do with CTE the NFL is going to take a huge hit IMO. The last incident with Vincent Jackon on the surface would appear to be very likely CTE.
IF, and a big IF, this is CTE, IMO the NFL should just be done away with. How much do the mfing owners need to make, how much does the fucking league need to make , when they KNOW young players are getting CTE andeach and every game is additive? Just stop the nonsense. Of course they still allow professional boxing. Whatever makes money I guess is ok in America. They ENCOURAGE these players to perform at the combine and that mean PED's and everything under the sun , and to make attempts to skirt the testing, just so the game can be more exciting for fans....you know big hits, big brawling players, freakish speed and power and strength. It is no coincidence that offensive linemen now make THE HOGS of the 70's look like smallish linebackers. Seriously,,,,for what??? Nothing more than ratings and money . Unconscionable IMO> And it's not just the NFL BTW,,,,it starts in HS and goes thru college. Time to end it all IMO.Same as professional boxing.
And those that say the players know the risks , they take them fully knowing what they might end up like, don't go there. That is a cop out. Why can't they demand weight limits per position? Because that means less money, less of the wow factor for fans and revenue. JHMO.