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Looks like Kellen Wnslow Jr. has been searching for a new mate

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I read this yesterday and not sure what to think.... One of the comments on the article was particularly good. How much of this can be blamed on CTE? If you read this article, and some of the others out there, you get a nice little history of Winslow acting weirder and weirder as time goes on. I'm not saying he gets a pass for anything, just that this definitely seems like someone who isn't right in the head.

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I read this yesterday and not sure what to think.... One of the comments on the article was particularly good. How much of this can be blamed on CTE? If you read this article, and some of the others out there, you get a nice little history of Winslow acting weirder and weirder as time goes on. I'm not saying he gets a pass for anything, just that this definitely seems like someone who isn't right in the head.

A lot of players have CTE, few do anything similar to this.

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CTE currently can only be proven post mortem. One of his defense lawyers mentioned he would use CTE as a defense in this case. I think you can see the dilemma this causes the court.

lf that type of defense should possibly work, every crime by a football player in the future would use that case ruling as a defense. Especially if after Winslow's death he proves to have it. Yikes!

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The defense will be cte coupled with an opioid addiction which began dealing with football injuries.

 

I just dont see a jury buying that crap though. Crazy is one thing. Granny raping is something else entirely.

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CTE currently can only be proven post mortem. One of his defense lawyers mentioned he would use CTE as a defense in this case. I think you can see the dilemma this causes the court.

lf that type of defense should possibly work, every crime by a football player in the future would use that case ruling as a defense. Especially if after Winslow's death he proves to have it. Yikes!

The defense would be much like insanity. They would have to be declared competent to stand trial. If found not competent, they would be placed in a secure facility. There is not much benefit in the CTE defense.

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The defense would be much like insanity. They would have to be declared competent to stand trial. If found not competent, they would be placed in a secure facility. There is not much benefit in the CTE defense.

Not only that, but if Winslow were to get a reduction or dismissal of punishment out of that defense, then that would imply that any person who plays organized football after the time of the ruling would then be willfully taking on a known and ruled upon CTE risk of their own accord. Which should then prohibit them from using that defense at anytime in their future.

 

And since it is not and should never be an area for the federal government to stick their noses in to "protect" people from themselves, like they have tried in other areas in the past, the state governments might start looking at ways to eliminate football in their jurisdictions to keep these loonies from plugging up their courts and also keeping their people safe from these same loonies.

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