Demaryius Thomas diagnosed with CTE after his death!

Demaryius Thomas, a football star for the Denver Broncos during their 2015 Super Bowl victory, was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, which is linked to repeated blows to the head.

If you didn’t already know, the star wide receiver died in December 2019 at the age of 33.

Following the former NFL star’s tragic death last year, doctors at Boston University began studying his brain. His death appears to have been caused by a seizure, though this has not been confirmed. Demaryius reportedly began having seizures after a car accident in 2019.

Dr. Ann McKee, a neuropathologist who was part of the team studying the football star’s brain, stressed that CTE was not the cause of death.

“CTE does not cause death.” “You do not die from CTE,” she explained (via ESPN). “What CTE does is that it alters your behavior and personality.”

During his final years, family members reported that he displayed some of the symptoms associated with CTE.

“His mood would change, and he would sometimes isolate himself,” his mother, Katina Stuckey Smith, explained. “He was like, ‘Mom, I have no idea what’s going on with my body.'” ‘You know, I need to get my act together,’ he said, ‘and I don’t feel like myself anymore.'”

He announced his retirement from football in June 2021.

CTE appears to be linked to contact sports and is only detectable after death. It was the subject of Will Smith’s 2015 film Concussion.

Our hearts go out to Demaryius Thomas’ family and loved ones.