Former Jet Fred Baxter: “I’m Suffering From Headaches, Nosebleeds”
In the wake of the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide, the concussion epidemic has reached the forefront again.
We've seen various former NFL players commit suicide and perform unthinkable acts in result of the heavy hits they've taken in the NFL.
Junior Seau, a former 12-time Pro Bowl selection, committed suicide less than a year ago and although his brain showed no signs of damage, he delivered heavy hits for 19 years in the NFL.
Fred Baxter, a 10-year veteran in the NFL for the Jets, Bears, and Patriots called in to our sister station WPG Talk Radio 1450 and shared his story of his post-NFL career.
"I just got out of the hospital," Baxter said.
Baxter has been suffering from concussion and brain damage symptoms in his post playing career.
"I've been suffering from nosebleeds and vomiting, not to get too graphic for your listeners," Baxter told the radio station.
Baxter won a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots in 2004 and currently resides in New Jersey.
Fred Baxter Discusses Concussion Epidemic and his post-playing NFL career: