By George Castle
Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
Normally this is a post about baseball.
Today it's about humanity.
Like countless others, I have been moved and, well, shaken by Mike Adamle's story. The former Bear and now former sports anchor for three Chicago TV stations is living testimony to what it's like to suffer from dementia connected with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the progressive neurodegenerative killer of retired football players.
After getting over the initial jolt, I'm intensely proud of Adamle for detailing about life with CTE while he can still communicate about the affliction. Too many others, namely ex-Bears All-Pro Dave Duerson, were diagnosed after their deaths. Duerson was worst of all, a suicide. He intentionally shot himself in his heart so his brain could be preserved and studied for the effects of CTE.