The media has been full of stories in recent weeks about incidents of domestic violence involving professional athletes in the National Football League, especially concerning some high-profile players. One doctor suggested that a traumatic brain injury may have contributed to some of the purported aggression problems. Fans in Minnesota and elsewhere may be curious as to whether there is a connection between repeated concussions and violent behavior.
According to some studies, there may be a correlation between multiple head injuries and a propensity to violent or aggressive actions. The area of the brain that is damaged during concussions is believed to be responsible for regulating behavior, including the ability to discern appropriate actions. Repeated injury has already been linked to depression and anger.