Kyle Turley Dealing with the Effects of Brain Trauma

Former NFL offensive tackle Kyle Turley was known for his smash-mouth style during his tenure with the Saints, Rams and Chiefs.  Who can forget the time he ripped off Damien Robinson's helmet after the Jets' defender crushed Aaron Brooks?

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Unfortunately, it looks like Turley's time in the trenches had a very serious effect on his brain.  According to Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports, Turley may possibly have Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), which is a degenerative brain condition that possibly led to the deaths of former NFL players Andre Waters and Justin Strzelczyk.

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Check out Silver's article for an in-depth look at what players go through during and after their careers.  It's a very interesting read that details how the NFL is educating current and former players about head trauma.

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