Retired NFL player Jarrod Cooper with resident savannah cat George at Oak Tree Animal Hospital in Danville, Calif., where his volunteer work helps him with his symptoms, on March 11. A former Oakland Raiders safety, Cooper was forced to retire after eight years in the NFL, which included a Super Bowl appearance with the Carolina Panthers, after suffering from migraine headaches. Doctors have diagnosed his condition as frontal lobe dementia, degenerative brain disease and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), all the direct result from multiple concussions.
Retired NFL player Jarrod Cooper with resident savannah cat George at Oak Tree Animal Hospital in Danville, Calif., where his volunteer work helps him with his symptoms, on March 11. A former Oakland Raiders safety, Cooper was forced to retire after eight years in the NFL, which included a Super Bowl appearance with the Carolina Panthers, after suffering from migraine headaches. Doctors have diagnosed his condition as frontal lobe dementia, degenerative brain disease and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), all the direct result from multiple concussions. Laura A. Oda TNS
Retired NFL player Jarrod Cooper with resident savannah cat George at Oak Tree Animal Hospital in Danville, Calif., where his volunteer work helps him with his symptoms, on March 11. A former Oakland Raiders safety, Cooper was forced to retire after eight years in the NFL, which included a Super Bowl appearance with the Carolina Panthers, after suffering from migraine headaches. Doctors have diagnosed his condition as frontal lobe dementia, degenerative brain disease and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), all the direct result from multiple concussions. Laura A. Oda TNS

Former Carolina Panther Jarrod Cooper struggles to keep his mind right

March 20, 2016 10:34 PM