Giants Former Safety, Sash had advanced stages of CTE

New York Giants former safety, Tyler Sash who passed away this past Fall from an accidental over dose of painkillers was found to have advanced stages of chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE when he passed away.

The hard nose Iowa football player had his brain donated to representatives from Boston University and the Concussion Legacy Foundation according to the New York Times.  At the young age of 27 years old, Sash’s brain had the same levels of CTE as Junior Seau did at the age 43, when the Hall of Famer committed suicide.

The Sash family had some closure now that they have the full understanding of Tyler’s up and down behavior.  Sash was part of the 2012 Super Bowl team and had reached an injury agreement with the Giants after suffering another concussion in a Pre-season game vs. the New England Patriots in 2013.

 It was reported that Sash had trouble settling in after his playing days were over and a meaningful opportunity for employment might have been affected by the memory loss, confusion and fits of temper.

Sash was a sixth round draft pick by the New York Giants in 2011. The star Iowa safety finished his college career.  He was a fixture on special team but according to his brother Tyler had a handful of concussions through out high school and college.

Sash lived the dream that millions of kids have across this globe.   It’s a sad outcome for Sash family and the Tyler Sash fans everywhere.  Football is a great game and as we move forward, genetic testing might become more prevalent in the process and research who is more susceptible to head injuries.