Gone But Never Forgotten
January 29, 2013
Hosted by Ray Ellis
“Gone But Never Forgotten”…Over the past several years, numerous stories have been reported acknowledging the relationship between consistent head trauma and brain damage and CTE found on the brains of former NFL Stars. Andre Waters, Mike Webster, Dave Duerson and most recently Junior Seau each had their brains examined after they all died unexpectedly from self-inflicted wounds. It was the tragic and impulsive way in which these men died that lead families and member of their football fraternity to demanded an investigation into why and what could have caused them to die in this manner. On today’s show tribute will be paid to a few former NFL Players who are “Gone But Never Forgotten." These men unarguably devoted their lives to a game they loved. Joining the show will be Board Certified Neurologist, Dr. Bruce Grossinger, who is the network’s expert on concussions and has offices in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Steve Alic the Communication Director of USA Football………. USA Football recommends national standards for America’s youth football community. In addition to serving as the sport's national governing body in the United States, the independent nonprofit is the official youth football development partner of the NFL and its 32 teams and works with multiple college football conferences. USA Football courses feature CDC-approved concussion education and awareness material. Guy Troupe, CEO of Troupe21 & Associates founded by the former NFL and NCAA executive in 2003. The organization focuses addressing human capital and career transition issues in sports.
Ray Ellis Sports
Podcast Available on VoiceAmerica
Okay sports fans – here’s your opportunity to discuss football - America’s favorite sport!! On an annual basis, millions of people attend, watch and listen to football – both pro and college. “Ray Ellis Sports”, an internet talk radio show was developed with the fan in mind. Join Host former Philadelphia Eagles’ and Cleveland Browns’ Strong Safety, Ray Ellis on the VoiceAmerica Sports Network every Tuesday at 1:00 PM/PT, 4:00 PM/ET for exciting, interactive football discussions – from the fan’s perspective. Ray believes that it is the fans that support America’s favorite sport and they should be able to express their opinion about the game with passion. Tune in every Tuesday at 1:00 PM/PT to Ray Ellis Sports and let’s talk sports!
Ray Ellis, raised in Canton, Ohio has been a Browns’ fan all his life – which makes sense that he would have a successful career as a Browns Strong Safety. Ellis, a four-year letterman at Ohio State, won All-Big 10 honors with five interceptions as a senior defensive co-captain. He went on to play for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1981 and in 1986 joined the Cleveland Browns. Ellis’ career stats include: 427 tackles, 14 interceptions, nine fumbles caused, six recovered fumbles, three quarterback sacks and three blocked punts. Since leaving the Browns, Ellis has been active in both business and community, most recently as Chief Operating Officer for People for People, a non-profit corporation in Philadelphia whose mission is to educate underprivileged youth and young adults. Ellis has also been active with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Special Olympics, United Way, United Negro Fund and the National Center for Missing Children. Ellis now resides in Phoenix, AZ with his wife, Darice.