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Title: NGT-Sad news about Dwight Clark
Post by: Messiah717 on March 19, 2017, 10:04:41 PM
http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/18955466/san-francisco-49ers-legend-dwight-clark-diagnosed-als (http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/18955466/san-francisco-49ers-legend-dwight-clark-diagnosed-als)
Title: Re: NGT-Sad news about Dwight Clark
Post by: jimv on March 19, 2017, 11:40:30 PM
That sure IS tough news! :( :(
Title: Re: NGT-Sad news about Dwight Clark
Post by: MightyGiants on March 20, 2017, 07:04:15 AM
Sad news, but I think it's self-serving to try and blame football.   I had a friend in her twenties that was diagnosed, and she was no where near a football field. 
Title: Re: NGT-Sad news about Dwight Clark
Post by: Zombo on March 20, 2017, 07:29:56 AM
Very sad indeed....and I don't blame football on this....

Tough day to see this story and a Sayers story (you can tag football more on that one)...trending...

I really feel for what the Clark family has in front of them....



Title: Re: NGT-Sad news about Dwight Clark
Post by: Jintsman74 on March 20, 2017, 07:07:06 PM
I feel bad for Dwight Clark and his family. My dad passed away from ALS in 1999. It is a very sad disease seeing a loved ones muscles waste away. Dwight Clark has his one side very week and problems grabbing another,d of things  with his other hand. He won't be alive much longer. Very sad.
Title: Re: NGT-Sad news about Dwight Clark
Post by: joeyfootball on March 20, 2017, 07:41:27 PM
real sad news, he was one fine player.

Title: Re: NGT-Sad news about Dwight Clark
Post by: madbadger on March 21, 2017, 08:30:31 AM
Sad news, but I think it's self-serving to try and blame football.   I had a friend in her twenties that was diagnosed, and she was no where near a football field.

Maybe Clark is one of those unlucky few that would have developed ALS regardless of profession, but the numbers show that former NFL players are four times as likely than the general population to develop ALS and twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's.