Stabler’s Death Brings Focus Back to Concussions

The recent death of legendary quarterback Ken Stabler, who led a group of 74 plaintiffs in a concussion lawsuit against the NFL in 2012, has re-intensified the focus on the concussion crisis.

Stabler, a former Oakland Raider, mandated that his brain be donated to Boston University’s Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center upon his death.

This makes total sense since in 2012, Stabler maintained that he “suffered repeated and chronic head impacts during his career…and…has experienced cognitive and other difficulties including, but not limited to, headaches, dizziness, depression, fatigue, sleep problems, irritability, and numbness/tingling in neck/cervical spine.”

Attorney Paul D. Anderson called the move courageous in his blog, which can be read here:


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