The stories are by now well known. Former NFL players struggling with mental health following their careers due to the dramatic impact of brain-related trauma during their time on the gridiron.
Hall of Fame former Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Dorsett touched on this topic in detail, ultimately coming to the conclusion on that he’s suffering from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).
Now comes this report from a local Fox affiliate in Dallas focusing on the issues fellow former Cowboys running back Lincoln Coleman has been dealing with since he retired from the game in 1994. Just recently, Coleman went missing for the second time in a year.
There’s no further information regarding this most-recent incident other than an update from authorities in Dallas noting that he has been located and is safe.
As previously noted, this is the second time the 48-year-old Coleman has gone missing.
“Last year he disappeared while driving to visit his mother. More than a week, he said he saw himself on TV and walked back to his mother’s house. He had been living at a homeless shelter,” Fox 4 reported.
Coleman is said to be suffering through the health effects of playing football, including dementia. That’s one of the many ailments scientists have linked to CTE in recent years.
At the very least, it appears Coleman is safe and back with his family.
Coleman played for the Cowboys for two seasons, appearing in 18 games and recording 382 total yards of offense. He played in college for both Notre Dame and Baylor.