Source: bleacherreport.com | Re-Post Duerson Fund 10/23/2017 –
Former Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy testified in front of Democratic members of the Energy and Commerce and Judiciary committees Friday and said he was told not to publicly discuss brain injuries and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, after he wrote a letter to the Detroit Free Press addressing the topics in March 2016.
“The moment I said anything about it, I had two calls telling me that I shouldn’t talk about it,” Levy said, according to the Detroit Free Press’ Dave Birkett. “I wrote the paper, and I was told not to talk about it the first day that it was out, and I’m just like, it could have been just because locker room culture is nobody wants to talk about anything other than football, but it didn’t sit well with me when I’m talking about a brain injury.”
Levy added that he thought the Lions’ actions in this instance shed light on how executives can try and mask the severity of brain injuries.