Carton noted he had once hit his head while snowboarding.
"I wouldn't doubt that you would have some form of it as well, but we don't have all the answers," Esiason said. "The thing I appreciate more than anything… the more we learn about our brains, the better it is for the guys who are playing today."
"The good news for the guys who are playing today, especially the guys who are playing for a long period of time, is they get paid a hell of a lot more money than we did. They have much better benefits and retirement benefits than we do."
Currently, CTE cannot be detected until after a person’s death when the brain can be cut up and studied, and researchers have found it effects various people in different ways (some more than others).
On the same day Esiason made his statement, Ohio State offensive linemen Billy Price and Jamarco Jones were asked their thoughts on the subject.
Both said it is “alarming” but indicated an understanding there are certain risks involved in playing a violent game like football.
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Ohio State offensive linemen Billy Price and Jamarco Jones talk about the issue of CTE in college and professional football.