Denver hotels, the Denver Nuggets, the NBA and a host of other players have long been at the center of controversy about their head injuries, but the list of concussion-related cases continues to grow.
In the case of the Denver Broncs, the players’ past history with concussions is well-documented.
In fact, the team had a player named Chris Babb who was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, after suffering multiple concussions, including the one that ended his career in 2015.
The team, like many other teams in the NBA, has faced criticism for not addressing concussions in the game.
But for some, the controversy is overblown.
The Denver Nuggets’ Chris Babin (right) with his father, former NBA player and current Colorado State Senator Chris Borkin, during the 2013-14 season.
The couple divorced in 2018, and Babin is now a lobbyist for the NBA.
Babin’s former team, the Colorado State University Rams, also has a history with concussion issues.
Former Rams coach Mike Montgomery is currently the general manager of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns, and he played for the team from 2003-10.
Montgomery and Borkins’ ex-wife, Rachel, filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the Rams in 2014.
In a lawsuit, the former wife alleged that Montgomery had repeatedly lied about her symptoms.
The lawsuit was dismissed after a judge ruled that the lawsuit was filed “without legal authority,” and Montgomery was allowed to go free.
Borkiins daughter, Rachel Borkino, has been an outspoken critic of the Rams and her mother, Rachel Montgomery, for years.