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Ryan Leaf has benign tumor removed from brain stem
Associated Press ^ | 5-31-11 | waus

Posted on 05/31/2011 7:32:24 PM PDT by waus

Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf was recovering in California on Tuesday after doctors removed a benign tumor from his brain stem.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Science
KEYWORDS: cancer; cellphones; ryanleaf
Cell phones, cigarettes for the 21st century.
1 posted on 05/31/2011 7:32:27 PM PDT by waus
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To: waus

If you don’t like your children, just give them a cell phone to use continuously.

They’ll probably be dead within 5-10 years.

Their skulls are softer than adults and more susceptible to the radiation from the phones.


2 posted on 05/31/2011 7:35:44 PM PDT by waus (FUBO UFCMF, Just in case I stuttered, FUBO)
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To: waus

I lived (as many did) thru the episode that was Ryan Leaf for the San Diego Chargers. He is a jerk. Glad to hear it was a benign tumor. Do not wish him that.


3 posted on 05/31/2011 7:37:40 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: waus

What a damned Joke. You don’t buy that anti-capitalist crap about cell phones —do you? Take a pill and go back to reading your gore book.


4 posted on 05/31/2011 7:38:55 PM PDT by delbertt (Toilets)
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To: waus

Cell phones don’t explain his career, they came out too late to have an effect. Drugs probably do though.


5 posted on 05/31/2011 7:39:13 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: ColdOne

He was a pitiful quarterback but the Chargers were warned about his behavior. He took them for a ride.


6 posted on 05/31/2011 7:40:29 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: waus
Ryan Leaf has benign tumor removed from brain stem

Well, that would explain some things about this guy's behavior and career.


7 posted on 05/31/2011 7:40:42 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: waus

I wonder if Leaf’s drug use had more to do with the brain tumor or is that the tumor with the drug use?


8 posted on 05/31/2011 7:42:22 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: newzjunkey

And to think Indianapolis could have ended up with Leaf instead of Peyton Manning. Yikes! (Awful news about the tumor, though. Thank God it was benign.


9 posted on 05/31/2011 7:46:56 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: ColdOne

I know nothing about sports.

I do know that a properly positioned benign tumor can result in death. The brain stem is one area that comes to mind. Heart and liver also.

It is a miracle that today there are those capable of doing such procedure. Years back, we just watched these people waste away and die in less than normal manner.


10 posted on 05/31/2011 7:48:54 PM PDT by mmercier (do these things you never have)
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To: boop

Yea, he was an embarrassment to Amarillo/Canyon, Texas where he coached. He developed a prescription drug problem and broke into a player’s apartment to steal Hydrocodone. When he was about to be indicted he hauled but to British Columbia (I think) to go to rehab. He is a classless loser. Jail time would have done him some good and humbled his smart #$% a bit.


11 posted on 05/31/2011 7:50:00 PM PDT by Solis_Lacus
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To: newzjunkey
He was a pitiful quarterback but the Chargers were warned about his behavior. He took them for a ride. At that time he was "all that" for the Chargers. He took them for a huge ride. It was awful. I remember that day they showed him yelling at his teammates in the locker room. It was down hill from there. Still have a bitter taste in my mouth from the Leaf episode!!!;)
12 posted on 05/31/2011 7:50:46 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Solis_Lacus

He coached after his chargers ordeal?? Whose bright idea was that?


13 posted on 05/31/2011 7:56:00 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: waus

Glad he’s ok.....but he’s still a major loser.


14 posted on 05/31/2011 8:01:16 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: waus
I know I am parole on FR however, I will state my opinion on this.

Ryan Leaf got a bad rap with the Chargers he had a bad team. Brett Favre couldn't have saved them.

2) I pray for his recovery, my mother suffered from pancreatic cancer, my brother in law testicular cancer, my grandfather, prostate cancer.

1 out of 3 are still alive...

This has nothing to do with cell phones.

Total BS. My mom never used her cell and my grandfather never had a cellphone and my brother in law who is still alive hardly EVER used his cellphone. If anyone in my family deserved cancer from cellphone it would be me, but as of the last physical / blood test I am A OK.

This is just commie crap to encourage more anti-nuclear energy. That's what this is about.

And if you want to say I have no heart, I lost two close family members to cancer and it had nothing to do with a cellphone.

15 posted on 05/31/2011 8:02:32 PM PDT by Dengar01
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To: waus
Ryan Leaf was THE first-round NFL draft pick, and he was just lousy.

Tom Brady was something like 133rd in the NFL draft, and Aaron Rodgers got traded from the 49ers to Green Bay for some used soccer equipment and one of Brett Favre's half-eaten sandwiches.

Those stories right there ought to be convincing enough for nobody to pay any attention to the NFL draft.

16 posted on 05/31/2011 8:02:54 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: waus

Just think. It took 35 years to find and remove the only benign part of him.


17 posted on 05/31/2011 8:04:50 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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“...and Aaron Rodgers got traded from the 49ers to Green Bay for some used soccer equipment and one of Brett Favre’s half-eaten sandwiches.”

ROFLMAO! That was GOLDEN, LOL! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! Love it!!!

And we laughed all the way to the Superbowl! :)


18 posted on 05/31/2011 8:08:24 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: delbertt

My grandkids rarely talk on a phone anyway, it is all text messages.


19 posted on 05/31/2011 8:09:07 PM PDT by tiki
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
The state of California has shown they've got lots of brains when it comes to major league baseball.

NFL football, not so much.

20 posted on 05/31/2011 8:31:37 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: ColdOne

Yes, he was football coach at West Texas A&M for the WT Buffaloes. Likely making about $70,000 a year or less, but its my understanding he wasn’t stupid with the money he did get while in the NFL. What he was stupid about was how he went about trying to keep his prescription drug habit going. After he fled Amarillo, the Randall County D.A. issued an arrest warrant on charges dealing with him breaking into a players house to steal Hydrocodone and replace it with Midol. No joke. He was arrested while trying to re-enter the U.S., in Seattle I believe, after his “rehab”. Plea bargained it down and did no prison time.


21 posted on 05/31/2011 8:40:40 PM PDT by Solis_Lacus
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To: The KG9 Kid

Football NEEDS fall/winter weather! That’s my theory, anyway. I lived in San Diego for two years back in the 80’s; that ‘72 degrees and sunny’ every d@mn day got old REAL fast, LOL!

I need cold weather. I need beautiful fall trees changing colors. I need a break from my garden for 4-6 months each year and the challenge of growing food in this climate. I need snow. I need hail. I need rain and torrential floods. I need tornadoes.

If you’re not battling the elements, what’s the point of living? ;)


22 posted on 05/31/2011 9:25:30 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

Brain stem has nothing to do with behavior but could have a lot do with career.


23 posted on 05/31/2011 9:36:26 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Solis_Lacus

Wow did not know any of that about him. I do know his fiancee while in San Diego, her father had something to do with investments. I do not know if they ever married. Thank you for this info. Unreal!!!


24 posted on 06/01/2011 2:40:52 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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