Unintended Impact featured on CFB Pros podcast
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Unintended Impact featured on CFB Pros podcast

Michigan State alum Jim Proebstle speaks about his book that covering his brother Dick's descent into CTE dementia.

Click here for a College Football Pros podcast with Michigan State alum and author Jim Proebstle on his book, "Unintended Impact." Jim's book is a unique account on how his old brother Dick, a high school and college teammate, suffered Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy as a result of multiple concussions.

Jim joins the podcast at the 11:55 mark. The first part of the show is devoted to former Rutgers star Eric LeGrand, who suffered a spinal cord injury in a 2010 game.


Click here for my story on Jim Proebstle's book, "Unintended Impact."


Click here for my story Junior Seau and how his suicide and CTE diagnosis have helped expand the CTE conversation.

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom spent the bulk of his career in San DIego writing for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego, the San Diego Hall of Champions and Chargers.com. He contributes to the Detroit Free Press, Raleigh News & Observer, MLB.com, Rivals.com and the National Football Foundation's Football Matters. He won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003. USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter presented its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans. It explains Duffy Daugherty's pioneering role and debunks myths that steered recognition away from him to Bear Bryant.

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications


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