Colin.P California


This letter is about CTE in the NFL.

Dear Future President,

I am writing to you from Watsonville, California. I am currently in 7th grade and  my favorite sport his football and I play it too.  I have heard people getting CTE from taking hits from other people in the NFL.

     According from the site "Research conducted on almost 100 deceased NFL players revealed that over 95 percent of them tested positive for the degenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalitic (CTE)".

     People can get CTE from taking hits in the head from other people, for example Tyler Sash got CTE. "Researchers say it can stem from major, debilitating concussions as well as repeated hits to the head that donโ€™t result in noticeable symptoms."

       This issue is important because a lot of famous football players have had to quit their career because they didn't want to get injured or they don't want to get (CTE).  So when football players die sometimes they might donate their brain to scientists so they can study it.   

      "According to Benet Omalu, a Nigeria-born neuropathologist, first discovered chronic encephalitic (CTE) in an NFL player when he saw the debilitating disease in the brain of Mike Webster, the Hall of Fame center for the Pittsburgh Steelers who died in 2002."

     I am Colin,  and can you make new football helmets  that keep players safe so they don't get CTE.