Former Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back Merril Hoge will be at The Tiny Bookstore at Pines Shopping Plaza for an author event on Saturday, November 9th, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Autograph line tickets are $28.00.
ou may recall Ex-Steelers running back Merril Hodge who toted the pigskin in the 1980s for some very unremarkable teams. Hodge later went on to a career as a football analyst at ESPN. Today, Hodge is a disenting voice on the science of CTE, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive degenerative disease of the brain found in people with a history of repetitive brain trauma (often athletes, in particular football players).
Hodge has a book out called Brainwashed that attempts to set the record straight on CTE, what is known and what is not known. He also provieds advice on youth football safety too.