Sustained concussions have caused yet another former NFL warrior to endure a life of imbalance.
CBS San Francisco recently reported on the story of Terry Tautolo, a former linebacker who played for the San Francisco 49ers in the 1980s. Though Tautolo spent nine seasons with the NFL, including the famous 1981 49ers Super Bowl season of “the Catch,” he has spent much of his retirement battling dementia, anger management problems and homelessness.
The suspected cause: concussions sustained during his career with the NFL.
“What this game does to you, people have no clue,” said Tautolo’s former 49er teammate George Visger to CBS.
Visger also suffered from career-ending concussions, and has since undergone nine brain surgeries. After successfully suing the NFL for worker’s compensation to cover his medical bills, he urged Tautolo to visit his doctor, as well.