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Former Chiefs RB Larry Johnson thinks he has CTE

Larry Johnson

You may have forgotten about former Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson, but the maligned talent hasn’t forgotten about football. Not because he missed banging heads in the National Football League, but due to the fact that the banging of the heads won’t allow him.

Johnson told the Washington Post that he believes he suffers from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

In what is a horrific story to read, Larry Johnson discusses how he suffers from paranoia, suicidal thoughts, and other nefarious demons.

“If I can’t remember who I was, I’ve got YouTube; I’ve got music videos that I’m making for myself, so when I watch these things I can remember,” Johnson says. “I’m trying to get these things in order so she knows who I am and what I came from.”

In the most cryptic part of the column, the former Chiefs back somewhat brings up comparing himself to a mass murderer:

“A bittersweet thing: I’m going to be free of everything that’s holding me down,” Johnson says now, and he wonders whether Hernandez experienced similarly intense feelings in his final days. “The same way Aaron [Hernandez] thought, I’m going to be gone from this world, but I’m still going to be able to take care of my child, because that’s all I care about.”