The brain of Phillip Adams will be studied to investigate if there are signs of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy after a shooting that left six fatalities, in addition to the suicide of the former player
Robert Shook became the sixth fatality victim of the shooting in which the former player of the NFL, Phillip Adams, before taking his own life, occurred last Wednesday in Rock Hill, South Carolina, according to a report from WRAL.com.
Adams, a former defensive back who played in South Carolina State at the collegiate level, he was from 2010 to 2015 in the NFL, where he played a total of 78 games, 11 of them as a starter. He spent time on the templates of the San Francisco 49ers –who chose him in the seventh round of the Draft 2010–, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders, New York Jets Y Atlanta Falcons.
Last Wednesday, Adams shot and killed the Dr. Robert Lesslie, his wife, and his two grandchildren, as well as a technician who was working at the doctor’s home. Shook, a second technician who worked in the house of the Dr. Lesslie, passed away on Saturday after spending several days in the hospital, fighting for his life.
The legislator of South Carolina, Ralph Norman, told WBTV that Lesslie I was treating Adams, and that the attack occurred as a result of the doctor stopping prescribing medications for the player. Norman he said close friend of the Dr. Lesslie.
During a press conference last Thursday, the York County Sheriff, Kevin Tolson, said he could not confirm any medical-patient relationship between the Dr. Lesslie Y Adams.
Phillips’ brain will be studied to detect Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative disease that has been linked to repeated head injuries, including some that occur in football.
The York County Medical Examiner, Sabrina guest, said in a statement released Friday that he had received permission from the family to include the procedure as part of his autopsy, which would be carried out at the Medical University of South Carolina.
“I can tell he’s a good boy,” she said. Alonzo Adams, father of Phillip Adams, to WCNC last Thursday. “I think football blew it“.
A few years ago, the league agreed to pay $ 1 billion to retired players who argued that the NFL hid evidence about the dangers of playing football. A recent study found signs of the condition in 110 of 111 brains of former football players, whose brains were analyzed after their deaths.
“Our hearts go out to the victims of this devastating tragedy,” said the NFL in a statement regarding the event.
Information from AP was used in the writing of this note.