Seth Brodin was a professional hockey player of the highest order. He was a ten time all star and had won numerous awards at the professional level. But during his hockey career in the 1970s and 1980s he started to slide into a slow but steady state of mental disarray. Years of hits to the head had taken its toll on the young hockey player and by the age of 33 he no longer could play. Little did Seth know that repeated hits to the head and all of the concussions that he had received had permanently damaged his brain.
Early on in his career, Seth, like all young hockey players was willing to do whatever it took to make it to the pros and stay there. During his late teens and throughout his twenties Seth believed that he was invincible and ignored the slow but persisting symptoms of concussions. He continually had migraines and suffered from blurred vision. But by the time he was thirty years old his peripheral vision had declined dramatically and he was starting to see exclusively in tunnel vision. This effected his play on the ice and soon he was out of the line up more than he was in it. He then officially retired after the recommendation from a concussion expert that further play and hits to the head would cause him extreme physical and mental discomfort in the near future.
During his years of playing he had told the trainers and team doctors about his symptoms and they told them that they were normal and would go away after his playing days. Scans and xrays on his brain taken by team doctors were said to have been normal. But as Seth got into his 40s he realized that he was not okay and his private doctor demanded to see the scans, xrays and reports that had been done on Seth in the past. The doctor received no response, but after taking Seth's former teams and the league to court he won the battle to obtain Seth's medical records.
Months past and the teams and league said that his records had been misplaced. Dozens of other players had also filed suit against the teams and league for failing to disclose medical records to the players. Mysteriously the league claimed that after the player was out of the league it was their policy to destroy all medical records. Seth was left empty handed.
What really happened to Seth Brodin's medical records as well as the medical records of hundreds of other professional hockey players? Were they destroyed on purpose to prevent a lawsuit so big that it would bankrupt the league? And why did the league withhold medical information from the players during their careers? Many of these players being top stars in the league. Was it all based around the dollar and the fact that the league knew if they told their star players about the risks they were taking they would quit playing causing the owners to lose millions of dollars in revenue?
The answers to these questions we shall never know as the medical records have been destroyed and the team doctors will not talk, cloaking the possible conspiracy in a shadow of darkness. The truth is known by the doctors but they will likely take their forbidden secrets to their graves.