DATELINE: CTE, or Water on the Brain
The lawyer of Aaron Hernandez has just come out and said that Hernandez had what is essentially in the old-fashioned term of ‘severe water on the brain.’
By today’s standards this is called CTE and is brain degeneration caused by repeated concussions. Scientists and researchers call Hernandez one of the worst cases they had ever seen in such a young man. It now seems the death findings on Hernandez may be the best deodorant for him and his murderous rage.
Yes, the concussions made him do it.
According to the VA-BU Brain Bank (no, we did not make this up), the 27-year-old former New England Patriot football player had the brain of a 67-year-old man. This is not good news if you’re a senior citizen on Social Security. It’s not good news if you are Roger Goodell. It’s not good news when the Patriots face a lawsuit.
Hernandez was in Stage III of CTE, out of four stages. His brain was undergoing some severe atrophy. This resulted in aggression, explosive behavior, out of control impulses, forgetfulness, depression, and other assorted cognitive changes. That just about covers it, short of murder and suicide.
As a consequence of this, attorney Jose Baez is suing the Patriots and the NFL on the behalf of Aaron Hernandez’s little daughter.
Who could not have sympathy for his three strikes of rage and murder if it’s all caused by playing football in the NFL?
So, it now seems that Aaron Hernandez is the ultimate victim.
In our 21st century twisted logic, this is someone who victimizes everyone else through no fault of his own, like Jack the Ripper, or Jeffrey Dahmer, or Caligula, or perhaps some other killer of your own choice.
There seems to be no better way to end this ongoing soap opera and slog-fest of a murder mystery.
We know they’ll be more dirt in the future, as much as it takes to make a scrimmage, or make us cringe