Since Andre Waters killed himself in November, an explanation for the former Eagles safety’s suicide has remained a mystery. But after examining remains of Waters’ brain, a neuropathologist in Pittsburgh is claiming that Waters had suffered brain damage from playing football and he says that led to his depression and ultimate death.
Dr. Bennet Omalu, of the University of Pittsburgh, a leading expert in forensic pathology, determined that Waters’ brain tissue had degenerated into that of an 85-year-old man with similar characteristics as those of early-stage Alzheimer’s victims. Omalu said he believed the damage was either caused or drastically expedited by successive concussions Waters, 44, had sustained playing football.
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