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Justin Fields has confirmed to NFL teams that he is managing epilepsy
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OSU QB Justin Fields has confirmed to NFL teams during the pre-draft process that he is managing epilepsy – a neurological disorder that can cause seizures, per me and @TomPelissero. It has not affected football & doctors believe he’ll outgrow it as his other family members have.


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lsupride87
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re: Justin Fields has confirmed to NFL teams that he is managing epilepsy
Not really a big deal. Faneca had this. More athletes than you can imagine do


sweetwaterbilly
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doctors believe he’ll outgrow it


Not being a smartass but I legitimately didn't know epilepsy was something you could "grow out of".. Interesting


nicholastiger
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re: Justin Fields has confirmed to NFL teams that he is managing epilepsy
I want to say the medicine Faneca took for awhile was banned by the NFL and he had to get waivers to take it and play


hawgndodge
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re: Justin Fields has confirmed to NFL teams that he is managing epilepsy
I grew out of it.


Lsuhoohoo
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re: Justin Fields has confirmed to NFL teams that he is managing epilepsy
I'd be pretty pissed that somebody had leaked this if I was Fields


But I could see where teams might have concerns about concussions with existing epilepsy but probably not a big deal.


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The Boat
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re: Justin Fields has confirmed to NFL teams that he is managing epilepsy
No wonder he wears his helmet so weird


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WaterLink
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re: Justin Fields has confirmed to NFL teams that he is managing epilepsy
I remember a movie where they guy was getting head from his girl (who had epilepsy) and in the middle of it he decided to show off his strobe light. And well, you can imagine what ensued after


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re: Justin Fields has confirmed to NFL teams that he is managing epilepsy
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I remember a movie where they guy was getting head from his girl (who had epilepsy) and in the middle of it he decided to show off his strobe light. And well, you can imagine what ensued after

Miss March is the movie iirc


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Hamma1122
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re: Justin Fields has confirmed to NFL teams that he is managing epilepsy
This shouldn’t get out


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re: Justin Fields has confirmed to NFL teams that he is managing epilepsy
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This shouldn’t get out


This isn't as bad as Michael Sam's N.F.L. interviews

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Chad504boy
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I wouldn't touch him with a top 27 pick of the draft.


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Ed Osteen
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re: Justin Fields has confirmed to NFL teams that he is managing epilepsy
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I want to say the medicine Faneca took for awhile was banned by the NFL and he had to get waivers to take it and play



Classic NFL


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TrouserTrout
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This shouldn’t get out
Wouldn’t he have to make it known on his questionnaire during a physical?


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SpqrTiger
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re: Justin Fields has confirmed to NFL teams that he is managing epilepsy
Speaking as a person with epilepsy, I'm glad that he's in a position to inspire others with the condition.

There's a lot of little kids out there who are going to look up to him. When I was a kid, there weren't many epileptic athletes in the pro ranks. Usually when teams and schools find out we have epilepsy, they find any reason to cut us because they are afraid of liability concerns.

As for outgrowing seizures... I'm 50 years old, and I haven't had a seizure since age 21. It's possible to "outgrow" seizures, in a manner of speaking.

1 out of every 100 people are epileptic. Way more common than people think.


SirWinston
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re: Justin Fields has confirmed to NFL teams that he is managing epilepsy
Many prominent Americans such as former First Lady Ida McKinley have battled epilepsy.

When one of her bouts began, Mrs. McKinley would suddenly break from normal conversation and begin hissing or making faces at dinner guests in the White House. Her portly husband would then be obliged to calmly place a large dinner napkin over her head. Much like a parakeet whose cage is covered, Ida would quickly calm down and stop hissing.

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mizzoubuckeyeiowa
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Not being a smartass but I legitimately didn't know epilepsy was something you could "grow out of".. Interesting


A lot of neurological disorders decrease with age.


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crawlin king snake
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re: Justin Fields has confirmed to NFL teams that he is managing epilepsy
I'm the opposite. I started having tonic/clonic seizures when I was in my 40's. My epilepsy is due to head injuries. And actually 1 in 26 people have epilepsy, it's very prevalent.

I do hope he inspires kids with epilepsy to participate in sports.


landrywasbeast30
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As for outgrowing seizures... I'm 50 years old, and I haven't had a seizure since age 21. It's possible to "outgrow" seizures, in a manner of speaking.


I have an uncle who has been dealing with this for like 50 years and I had no idea outgrowing seizures was a thing.


KillerNut9
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re: Justin Fields has confirmed to NFL teams that he is managing epilepsy
Should cause him to drop to pick 24 IMO


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