Head Case

Experts say ex-football players with head injuries often end up in the criminal justice system. Former USC lineman Chris Brymer is exhibit A.

For Melissa Brymer, who witnessed the aftermath of her ex-husband's professional sports career, the question raised by CTE is more immediate. Will she let her boy play football, running the same risks as his father?

Chris Brymer, pictured during an interview at the San Francisco County Jail, is scheduled to go on trial for felony hate-crime assault on Oct. 1.
Joseph Schell
Chris Brymer, pictured during an interview at the San Francisco County Jail, is scheduled to go on trial for felony hate-crime assault on Oct. 1.

"I could never see my son turn hollow like that," she says. "I do not want him anywhere near the sport."

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dambamail
dambamail

Headaches, tell mle about it.  I played all four years of college football at USC with a headache. In fact, many people wondered why I did not try out for professional football, and that was it. I looked forward to the end of the headaches. Would I do it again? Yes, but that is because I seem to be okay, although some of my family and friends wonder about  that. I seem to be at my best when I am writing, so I blog political commentary a  lot. Keeps my mind in tune, I think.

 
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