Via Pro Football Talk:

“Mr. Winslow is not asking this court to give him a free pass based on his status or local celebrity,” attorneys Gretchen von Helms and Marc Carlos said in a statement, via USA Today. “He simply wants this court to understand that his actions were influenced by something outside of his control, and order him to serve a reasonable sentence of twelve (12) years in prison, which is within the stipulated range.”

A clinical psychologist explained in paperwork supporting Winslow’s effort that he exhibits the symptoms of CTE, a condition that only can be conclusively diagnosed after death.

“His behavior and emotional states prior to his arrest bear a striking similarity to other individuals diagnosed with CTE after death,” the psychologist wrote, via USA Today. “This includes worsening depression, self-medication with substances . . . and a rapid increase/escalation of out-of-character, impulsive, and irrational behavior. Given the presence of repetitive head impact during his many years playing football and the presence of clinical symptoms, it is reasonable to conclude that Mr. Winslow’s presentation can be classified as possible CTE.”

There’s no way this is going to work is it?  He probably has CTE, but that probably works against him.

If he can’t control himself due to the CTE maybe he should be locked up for as long as possible.

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