Former NFL Player Phillip Adams’ Murder-Suicide Was Caused By Brain Trauma, Doctors Say

Phillip Adams, previous arrest mugshot 

Former NFL Player Phillip Adams’ Murder-Suicide Was Caused By Brain Trauma, Doctors Say

A medical diagnosis found in an autopsy might be responsible for the murder-suicide committed by Phillip Adams.

Former NFL cornerback Phillip Adams was reportedly identified as the man behind a horrific shooting last spring. The shooting resulted in the death of five people and the injury of one person. Phillip Adams later killed himself. More than six months later, the story has gotten even worse. Doctors have confirmed that Phillip was suffering from CTE, which could explain his sudden decision to open fire on six innocent people.

According to Dr. Ann McKee, a neuropathologist expert, Phillip had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in both frontal lobes of his brain. She studied his brain and explained:

“His 20-year career put him at high risk for development of CTE,”

She continued:

“Mr. Adams’ CTE pathology was different than the other young NFL players with CTE.”

She added:

“It was different in that it was unusually severe in both frontal lobes.”

Dr. McKee compared the condition of Phillip’s brain to that of ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez, who was found guilty of murdering his friend Odin Lloyd in 2015. Aaron also committed suicide.

Aaron Hernandez circa 2014

Those suffering from stage 2 CTE often showcase aggression, impulsivity, depression, paranoia, anxiety, poor executive function, and memory loss.

A South Carolina native, Phillip attended South Carolina State University where he played football. He was drafted by the NFL in 2010 and went on to play for 6 seasons, ending his career with the Atlanta Falcons in 2015.

Phillip’s family was aware that something wasn’t right with him towards the end of his life, noting that he experienced excruciating pain, memory issues, and difficulty sleeping, a York County coroner says.

In April 2021, Phillip Adams reportedly stormed the home of Robert Lesslie, an established doctor in Rock Hill, South Carolina. It has been alleged that Robert, 70, was treating Phillip. Robert, along with his wife Barbara, 69, their grandchildren, Adah, 9, and Noah, 5, were all killed. Two men who were working at the Lesslie home were also shot. The following day, Phillip had a standoff with police at his parents’ house. He allegedly shot himself in the head with the same gun that he reportedly used to kill the Lesslie family.  He was 32-years-old.

The Lesslie family

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Authored by: Roganí Araya