Hopefully for Briggs, addressing it early makes the symptoms easier to deal with.
Former Bears stud linebacker Lance Briggs believes he has the symptoms for CTE, telling his story in a his new web series “Lance Briggs-Time of my Life” on SQOR.com.
“CTE affects guys in a different way, and you start seeing it even in the practice of football,” Briggs said in the video outside of Soldier Field. “You get worried. I get concerned for myself. And even though I’ve never had any suicidal thoughts, or anything like that, for it to happen to some great men, and great football players, I know that I can’t separate myself from that crowd.”
Briggs retired in 2015 with 16 interceptions and 15 career sacks after 12 seasons, and won’t ever officially know if had CTE, because there is no way to test for CTE until after death.