Former Chicago bears linebacker Lance Briggs has opened up about battling symptoms that may be related to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, he says in 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.
There is no way to test for CTE in a living player.