The former WWE announcer and RAW General Manager announced to NBC Chicago that he has officially been diagnosed with dementia and that he likely does have a severe case of CTE.
He says that he has been suffering from epilepsy for around 19 years, and that doctors believe that he has symptoms of CTE due to brain injuries suffered from his days back in the NFL. CTE can only be diagnosed after death but he is showing many of the CTE symptoms and dementia is the final phase of CTE.
"I’ve been on short-term disability and then long-term disability, I’ve had seizures and epilepsy for the last 19 years." He said that he can no longer work and the diagnosis is the reason why he’s been off the air for a year. He was an anchor on the local NBC affiliate in Chicago up until a year ago.
He had been asked how many concussions he thinks he had during his NFL days and he replied he couldn't put a number on it. He has memory loss, depression, anxiety, and other symptoms with dementia.