First case of CTE diagnosed in MMA fighter

Daily News Article - October 27, 2016


1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. a) What is CTE?
b) How is it diagnosed?

3. Who diagnosed Jordan Parsons’ CTE?

4. Define the following as used in the article:

5. What conclusion did Dr. Omalu make about the dangers of CTE?

6. Why does Dr. Omalu say that it is impossible for Jordan Parsons’ CTE to have been caused by the hit-and-run accident?

7. Consider the following:

a) Would this information and warnings make you less likely to pursue these sports as a professional athlete? Explain your answer.
b) Do you think football and/or hockey are different than MMA as far as posing potential dangers to a person’s health? Explain your answer.
c) Ask a parent the same questions.