The family of former NFL player Phillip Adams, who murdered six people in 2021 before taking his own life, has filed a lawsuit against his alma mater. The family says, that Adams showed signs of CTE and South Carolina State University did not treat his head injuries properly.
An autopsy revealed unusually severe brain disease in the frontal lobe of the former NFL player accused of fatally shooting six people in Rock Hill, South Carolina. After his mass shooting, doctors would posthumously diagnose Adams, who played college football for SC State University before going pro, with stage two chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
The brain disease is common in football players who have suffered repeated blows to the head.
The lawsuit says Adams sustained head trauma while playing for the SCSU Bulldogs from 2006 to 2009. The family is accusing the university of not treating him properly or educating him about the long-term health impacts he could suffer.
Adams killed Rock Hill physician Robert Lesslie; his wife, Barbara; two of their grandchildren, 9-year-old Adah Lesslie and 5-year-old Noah Lesslie; and two HVAC technicians working at the Lesslie home, James Lewis and Robert Shook.
Police would later find Adams with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
Adams is survived by a son, who the lawsuit says has suffered “extreme and severe mental shock and suffering, extreme mental anguish, grief, and sorrow, and has lost the companionship of his father.”
The motive for the shooting remains unknown.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.