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Researchers at Boston University (BU) are expected to release Thursday the results of a study that reveals former Detroit Red Wings enforcer Bob Probert suffered from a brain disorder.

His brain was donated to the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at BU, where researches reportedly discovered evidence of the chronic disorder in Probert's brain.

The disorder, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), is suspected of having connections to symptoms such as depression, memory loss, erratic behavior and dementia.

Probert played 16 brutal years as an enforcer in the NHL, mostly for the Red Wings.

He was known for his many fights and overly aggressive behavior on the ice, which led to him racking up the fifth-most all time penalty minutes.

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wonder if any of it could be cocain related....

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Post Re: Probert suffered brain disorder
regularjoe12 wrote:
wonder if any of it could be cocain related....


Could be..

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March 5th, 2011, 4:38 pm
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Post Re: Probert suffered brain disorder
Lions2SB2 wrote:
regularjoe12 wrote:
wonder if any of it could be cocain related....


Could be..

Agreed, cocaine 'could' be related, but my guess would be that the fights/hits to the head/concussions probably played a much larger role in the damage.

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March 7th, 2011, 11:15 am
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Wags, I agree 100%. Cocaine more than likely allowed him to play through injuries and fight like he never felt a thing and enjoy it.
I've seen men take a round and act like they never felt it. Sometimes it was adrenilen(sp?) more often it was morphine, demeral, heroin or some really fantastic Thai Stick or any number of opiates.

The drugs did not kill him, it was what the drugs that allowed him to do what he was paid for.

Just like a boxer his brain was probably mush before he died. This is not just conjecture, I was one of those people that didn't know I was shot until I passed out and woke up in Australia. The drugs didn't stop there. Anyone who knows the right people can get anything they want in this country.

Instead of helping the addicts our government spends billions on pretending to stop the drug trade. If there wasn't a market there there would not be a drug trade.

Sorry about ranting but I will bet you that the FO knew exactly what he was doing.

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March 7th, 2011, 7:18 pm
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Hell EVERYONE knew what he was doing. I've met him on a couple of occassions and he was one of those guys that was a little too proud to think he needed to hide stuff.

But in all honesty Wags is probably correct. The Coke contributed in him getting his head bashed around more than a normal person should have.

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