Just last week, on June 18, former guard for the Pittsburgh Steelers and San Diego Chargers Ralph Wenzel died of complications from dementia. Wenzel was one of the first players to report his condition as a possible side effect of suffering multiple concussions (too many to count, according to his widow) during his seven-year career. He was also the first player to claim worker's compensation from the league for his concussion-related injuries; that case is still pending.
...and the bell-tolling symphony (at about 3:20 in the clip below) that have become ubiquitous element in just about any NFL Films highlight montage.
|Dr. Casson testifying before Congress in 2010|