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Mike Adamle has dementia

Posted: February 8th, 2017, 8:59 pm
by class316
If you’re a millennial, Mike Adamle was likely part of your adolescence at some point. During the 1980’s he was a local sportscaster in Chicago. Then nationally he went on to be the long-running host of American Gladiators alongside Larry Csonka. That was during the classic era of the show that featured such luminaries as Nitro, Gemini, and Zap. He was also a sideline reporter for NBC and worked on multiple Summer Olympics. You may even remember Adamle from a brief stint working as an announcer and then General Manager on Monday Night Raw with WWE. But before his accomplished and lengthy media career, Adamle won the Silver Football as the Big Ten’s Player of the Year at Northwestern in 1970 and then played six seasons in the NFL. Adamle last worked with the NBC affiliate in Chicago and this week made a startling announcement that was related to his playing days. In an emotional interview, Adamle revealed that he is dealing with dementia and doctors see signs of what will likely be CTE, likely caused by the numerous concussions during his playing days. ... s-cte.html

Re: Mike Adamle has dementia

Posted: March 9th, 2017, 4:01 pm
by KPnDC
Damn, I remember him from Gladiators and his run in WWE. His stint with WWE was really sad considering the info we now have, but then it provided some comedy relief. His couldn't remember his lines nor wrestlers names or moves. I guess it all makes sense now.