Brainwashed: The Bad Science Behind Cte and the Plot to Destroy Football

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About the Author

Merril Hoge is a former NFL running back who played eight seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Chicago Bears. Following his football career, he worked as an analyst at ESPN for twenty-one years, helping launch ESPN2, NFL Live, and Fantasy Football. Merril has overcome career-ending head trauma, depression, cancer, open heart surgery, and used those experiences to help others facing similar challenges through inspirational speaking and various business ventures. But none of these things are more important than the thing he cherishes most in his life"€"being a dad.


"Brainwashed is a must-read for any parent]€]there is still so much unknown in the realm of head injuries and concussions. We both feel more educated after reading Merril's book." -- Ben Roethlisberger and Ashley Roethlisberger "Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback; physician assistant"
"Brainwashed turns discussions [about CTE and concussions] upside down and gives them a good hard shake. A very interesting read." -- Cris Collinsworth "Analyst on NBC's Sunday Night Football and former NFL player"
"Merril Hoge and Dr. Peter Cummings have produced a detailed, well-documented, first-hand account of the issues that surround the sport of football and the potential for brain injury." -- Dr. Julian Bailes "Director of neurosurgery and codirector of the NorthShore HealthSystem Neurological Institute"
"Whatever your position on the subject of CTE may be, you should read this book. It contains information every parent and athlete should carefully review." -- Bill Polian "Former NFL general manager"
"I urge you to read Brainwashed. Thank you, Merril, for presenting us with perspective and taking to task the people who have owned the narrative of CTE." -- Suzy Kolber "Host of ESPN's Monday Night Countdown"
"Reading Brainwashed was an eye-opening experience. It exposes the hidden agendas at play and bad science at work." -- Trent Dilfer and Cassandra Dilfer "Super Bowl champion; former collegiate athlete"