Michael Musto, the well-known journalist, once said, “In the last few years, the very idea of telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth is dredged up only as a final resort when the alternative options of deception, threat and bribery have all been exhausted.” Leonardo da Vinci gave it to us like this, “The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.” Then William Hazlitt, the 19th century English writer, broke it down so that it would forever be broken when he spit, “Life is the art of being well deceived; and in order that the deception may succeed it must be habitual and uninterrupted.”
Well playas…the concussion issue for the NFL is continuin’ to be a problem because the deception is habitual and uninterrupted. Now the attorney for Lawrence Phillips, who committed suicide this week in a California State Prison, is tellin’ boyz that his family is goin’ to donate his brain to the chronic traumatic encephalopathy researchers at Boston University in an attempt to get an explanation as to why he did it. Keep in mind playa that this is the same attorney that represented ole boy in a law suit of retired NFL players against the league over concussions.
This dun told a newspaper that Philips’ mother wanted an explanation as to what happened, like any mother would, right? So in the typical used car salesman’s voice he says, “Look, the only way you can really explain it is by examining his brain.”
Well let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! I’ve been tellin’ you boyz for the past several years that these cats are runnin’ game on you. They just started diagnosin’ concussions and havin’ protocols in place in the world of sports and especially in football over the last 10 years or so. There weren’t any protocols for boyz havin’ head trauma for cats that played prior to that time period! Back in the day when a boy took a head shot they drug him off of the field, gave him some smellin’ salt and kept it movin’.
So any cat that is of that age (40 plus) whether they played in the NFL or not would more than likely have some trace of CTE in his brain if you were to examine it. Donatin’ Lawrence Philips brain to Boston University is a complete waste of time. Why? Because I can tell you right now that his brain will have some trace of CTE! WHY? Because he played football durin’ a time period when there weren’t rules for protectiin’ players against head trauma!!!
You’re goin’ to find what you’re lookin’ for because you’re lookin’ at the brain of a prime candidate for CTE! What you’re not goin’ to find is the “Why did he kill himself?” Unless you can talk to him you’re not goin’ to find out why he did it. I can give you any number of reasons as to why he did it but I can’t prove any of them.
This dun was already in prison doin’ a 30 year bid! Then he killed a boy and was currently lookin’ at a death penalty if he were to be convicted of that crime. So those are two freakin’ legitimate reasons why he “could” have killed himself right there bruh But we’ll never know! Why? Because we can’t talk to him and ask him why!
Former athletes die every day that have CTE but we never find out that they have it because the person may have died of a heart attack, from cancer, or in a car accident etc. If you don’t open his freakin’ brain up and look for it you’ll never know that he had it. The only time that boyz are examinin’ brains is when a dun commits suicide that used to play football durin’ an era that didn’t have protocols in place to protect them.
If they weren’t diagnosin’ concussions durin’ the time that these cats played and they’ve experienced head trauma, more than likely they’re goin’ to have CTE. Why? Because CTE develops as a result of chronic head trauma!!! But that doesn’t mean that if he commits suicide that it was solely because of the CTE. That isn’t the only reason people commit suicide bruh!!! What about the dun that is depressed that has never set foot on a football field that kills him or herself? What about the kid that is bullied at school or the dun that jumps off of a freakin’ buildin’ because they’re goin’ through a divorce or lost all of his bread? There are hundreds of reasons as to why people kill themselves.
If you’re lookin’ for CTE in a person that played football durin’ a time period before protocols were put into place you’re goin’ to find it? But if a former player kills himself in prison lookin’ at a death penalty conviction and you find traces of CTE in his brain you can’t PROVE that he did it because he had CTE. No more than you can prove that Junior Seau committed suicide because of CTE and so on and so forth. The only way that you can deduce that CTE is the sole reason is if ONLY people with CTE commit suicide and that simply isn’t the case. And you can only blame the NFL if the dun played durin’ an era when they were diagnosin’ concussions with protocols in place, he was cleared to play and shouldn’t have been playin’.
Otherwise, this attorney is workin’ boyz over to try to make some money off of the unfortunate death of a former player. Stop me when I start lyin’!
1) Spit: verb – to say
2) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.
3) Bid: noun – a prison term