Jake Paul Retracts CTE Claim, Apologizes For Comments
Jake Paul has walked back his CTE claim.
Paul is scheduled to take on Ben Askren this Saturday night, April 17. The boxing match will headline a card promoted by Triller. It’ll be Paul’s third pro boxing bout and Askren’s first.
During a media day session, Paul told reporters that he has early signs of CTE due to his boxing venture (h/t Bloody Elbow).
“You know, it’s a dangerous sport. And that’s why, when people question my dedication to it—it’s like, I’m showing up every single day. I’m putting my mental health on the line, my brain is on the line. Like you said, I’ve gone and gotten brain scans and have early signs of CTE. But, I love this sport and wouldn’t trade it for anything else. And I’m a fighter and people will see that. Whether it’s after Saturday night or whether it’s a year from now, they will see that I’m a fighter.”
Paul took to his Twitter account to admit he regrets making the comment as he has “misspoken.”
I wanna retract my comments made about CTE as it relates to me and my medical history.
It’s a very serious condition that I should not have misspoken about.
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) April 16, 2021
“I wanna retract my comments made about CTE as it relates to me and my medical history. It’s a very serious condition that I should not have misspoken about.”