Chilling Video Of Former Buccaneers Defensive Tackle Brian Price

July 25th, 2017

Joe was channel surfing tonight, landed on NBC Nightly News and saw this shocking video of ex-Bucs defensive tackle Brian Price.

Price has mental issues he believes are from football-related head injuries.

Joe recommends this in-depth video from a Michigan TV news station. It’s a great reminder that there are fragile brains under those clashing football helmets.

35 Responses to “Chilling Video Of Former Buccaneers Defensive Tackle Brian Price”

  1. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Heart goes out to his family, mental disorders in this country need to be a huge focus socially for every state and nationally, think he is near age where schizo symptoms begin

  2. Seattle Buc Says:

    The cops did not want to tangle with big boy. Dude should have been Gmac’s evil twin. Horrid injury, wish him well.

  3. Justice Born Says:

    May God be with him

  4. Dave Pear Says:

    Hey Ronde,
    Is this what you were referring to when you said we needed some bad
    asses on our team?
    Damn. This guy sure has had some bad luck.

  5. Jim Says:

    Horrible… =(

  6. uckinator Says:

    Players keep getting bigger & faster. Over the years, it’s bound to happen regarding head injuries. What do we do ? Ban football ? When you’re young and bulletproof, one doesn’t think of the consequences. Was this illness always lurking in the background waiting for a big hit ? A lot of questions. I just remember he didn’t play very long for the Bucs. Good luck Brian.

  7. BucEmUo Says:

    God bless you Brian a true Gladiator dont ever give up my man!!!

  8. Buccfan37 Says:

    The Bucs were not aware of this condition before he came aboard or did it happen with the Bucs or does anybody know when it developed? He said he did not know what he was doing but followed orders to come out of the store and then layed on the ground. Bummer man.

  9. ARGH_M8E Says:

    Daaaaammmnnnn!!!!! Fuct that door up!!!!!! Full scorpion. Good luck big fella

  10. Buc50 Says:

    That was truly heartbreaking to watch. Knowing what we now know, I’m sure there is really nothing that can help this guy and it only goes downhill from here. My heart goes out to him and his family. It’s not about being a football fan, it’s about being a human being fan.

  11. Bmantampa Says:

    I wanna see that drug test result thats def some bath salt action

  12. Bird Says:

    Similar thing happened with Aaron sears. Nfl are gladiators. Sad but true piece here. Hope he gets the medical help he needs

  13. stpetebucsfan Says:

    My heart goes out to him and his family. It’s not about being a football fan, it’s about being a human being fan.

    Amen Buc 50!!!

    Ironically Joe picked a great day to post this video. Boston University just released their study of 111 brains for former NFL players. All but ONE had CTE!!!

    110 out of 111 with messed up brains.

    Now to keep this in perspective the brains were donated from concerned families of the former NFL stars. When you see guys like Jim McMahon you do not need an exam to realized his brain is shot.

    Again the ONLY positive thing I can suggest from this story is that by definition they only looked at players who were so obviously unhealthy their families donated their brains. That is FAR from a true sample based on ALL players across the league. I do not believe that close to 100% of NFL players have messed up the brains…but I cannot deny that a significant portion of the players have CTE.

    So morally what’s the answer? I honestly do not know. Brain disease is far more frightening that simply being crippled because of many knee blowouts.
    The great Oakland center Jim Otto could barely get out of bed his legs were so painful and messed up. But when he was interviewed his brain seemed fine.

    Bottom line is that these guys CHOOSE this living and they have now had more than a decade of solid information on the CTE issue. At some point we get close to “Big Brother” if we tell them they can’t play.

    I think the NFL is trying…other than their absurd weed laws which some research can actually help a brain heal faster from concussion. I know fans have railed about taking out the head shots but really….

    As for me I still find enough violence in the game and I’ve always admired the athleticism and grace of the sport as much as the violence. I still love football even with the new rules.

  14. thespiritof76 Says:

    You see now guys ?

    THIS is why people like GMC are the people that should be praised, not criticized.

    You know what the NFL does to a lot of young men ?

    Treat them like cannon fodder, like cattle…

    “…don’t give yourselves to brutes – men who despise you – enslave you – who regiment your lives – tell you what to do – what to think and what to feel! Who drill you – diet you – treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men – machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts!”

  15. Samsung Says:

    Well said st Pete Bucsfan

  16. BucTrooper Says:

    Just imagine your brain telling you “jumping through the glass is a good idea.” Wow. I literally gasped out loud when he went through the glass.

    God bless him and his family. I hope they give him some of the best care.

  17. Defense Rules Says:

    Saw part of that video on the 6:30 PM news tonight plus an interview with Brian and his wife. They’ve already been down a tough road just to get to this point, and it surely won’t get any easier from here on out. Like StPete said, “these guys CHOOSE this living” knowing the risks. And yet, so many of us have taken huge risks in our chosen professions because it was something we loved doing, just as they do (and yes that’d include police, firemen, military and tons of other professions besides sports). Plus I’ve become convinced in my ‘old age’ that in our youth we’re invincible … or at least believe we are. All our prayers are with Brian and his family. Hang tough big guy.

  18. Bob Digital Says:

    I’m really surprised he survived this confrontation. Also, the Bucs have had the worst possible luck with 2nd round picks.
    Dexter Jackson

  19. Thespiritof1976 Says:

    Jimmy Dubose
    Johnny Davis
    Brett Moritz
    Booker Reese (ugh!)
    Keith Browner
    Jackie Walker
    Danny Pebbles (WTH Ray Perkins ?)
    Demetrious Dubose
    Melvin Johnson

    All 2nd round picks. All wastes.

  20. Mike Says:

    I want to know what ever became I’m Aaron Sears didn’t he have a mental break down and quit football

  21. James Walker Says:

    Brian Price was an amazing football player. Truly talented.

  22. mike10 Says:

    Feel Horrible for him.

    Good guy, great player, dealt with unfortunate injuries, and I remember his brother getting killed when he was on the Bucs. Wish him the best.

    On a brighter note, his hips look great.

    Keep on keepin’ on BP

  23. mike10 Says:

    For those listing the bad second round picks…

    Is no one going to mention Aguayo?

  24. Joe Says:

    I want to know what ever became I’m Aaron Sears didn’t he have a mental break down and quit football

    Much worse than that. He’s had a lot of — not sure there is a polite way of typing this — mental issues and run-ins with the cops as a result. He’s been in and out of institutions past few years.

  25. BKNYfootballhead Says:

    I can’t confirm for his whereabouts today, but last I heard about Aaron Sears was that he was in the Chattahoochee Mental hospital right outside of Tallahassee.

  26. Tampamac Says:

    Regarding Sears, a good buddy of mine worked at an institution he was housed in.. Said dude basically did whatever he wanted to because no mere man(or men even) could tangle with a pissed off 300 pounder with NFL strength.

  27. Joe Says:

    Last documented information can find on Arron Sears is that his lawyer has sued the NFL due to head injuries.

    Sears, per this article, is unable to take care of himself and cannot live alone and was living with his family back in Alabama.

    The article is five years-old.

  28. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I feel for guys like Brian, but let’s be brutally honest here. Every man who has played football the last 25 years has known the risks of playing…has known the specific risks. Before that, players knew there were risks, but not necessarily the specific ones.

    And yet, they CHOSE to sacrifice themselves for the money.

    I can see why the NFL is tryig to make the game safer, but I don’t believe they should be held financially accountable for these things.

    Besides, the damages could have been done in college.

  29. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Tampamac, your friend should be fired for even revealing that information.

  30. 813bucboi Says:

    damn that’s sad….GO BUCS!!!

  31. Mike Johnson Says:

    Yet there are still many of you who say football players make to much money.
    Course most of you never played football or any contact sport. The damage starts in High School. I know guys who only played HS ball and have CTE at 45 yrs old. So imagine what happens at the college level. The NFl is whole nother story.

  32. unbelievable Says:

    Sad for both those guys.

    Honestly amazed that video with the cops didn’t end worse.

  33. Buc4Lyfe79 Says:

    For those of us whose channel surfing options don’t include a Detroit feed, will you be posting the part 2 of the interview w/ Price & his family as well?

  34. kevin strickroth Says:

    What I find disturbing,are the number of law suits against the NFL, YET I have not seen one suit filed against Pop Warner, Jr High Schools, High Schools or the NCAA…whom I believe had no control over the amount of trauma i flicted on its players. That’s right, ghey dont have billions in revenue to seek.

    I am sorey but a voluntary exposure is not a case for compensation…maybe I should sue the tobacvo industry after smoking for 35 years when I was warned repeatedly….just like these guys.

  35. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Hard to believe that CTE is the only contributin factor to his mental illness. He didnt play very long. He came out of college early and played maybe 2 seasons for the bucs. I could be wrong. Im sure everyone’s brain reacts different to concussions. But this is pretty drastic for such a young guy who didnt play very long. And it seems like it was a weird episode he had. He was very normal in the interview.