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Link – Former New York Jet Mark Gastineau says he’s battling brain diseases

Former New York Jets star Mark Gastineau, one of the NFL’s most feared pass rushers in the 1980s, said Thursday night he’s battling serious brain issues he believes were caused by concussions in football.

“When my results came back, I had dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson,” Gastineau said in an interview on WOR radio in New York. “Those are three things that I have.”

Wow, that’s quite a mix, and I’m sure quite a mess for him as well. Have to believe that 10 years in the NFL followed by 4 years of boxing played some part in where he is today.

http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/18514822/former-new-york-jet-mark-gastineau-says-battling-brain-diseases