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NFL and NIH end agreement to fund brain injury research

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Nearly five years ago, the NFL responded to intense scrutiny over its handling of concussions and high-profile suicides like that of linebacker Junior Seau by publicly committing to donate $30 million to the National Institutes of Health for brain research. At the time, it helped to quell strong criticism and give the NFL the chance […]

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110 NFL Brains with CTE

110 NFL Brains with CTE

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The results of a study by Dr. Ann McKee into the brains of deceased NFL football players was published in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Dr. McKee studied the brains of 202 deceased football players of which 111 played in the NFL and 110 showed signs of CTE.

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Warren Sapp announces he will donate his brain to CTE research in poignant video

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Super Bowl Champion and Hall of Famer Warren Sapp announced today that he will be donating his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation for research into traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). In a video shared by The Players’ Tribune, the defensive tackle who played for thirteen years in the NFL says […]

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Listening for CTE: a preliminary study

Listening for CTE: a preliminary study

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Researchers at Arizona State University have conducted a study using language to indicate changes to brain caused by conditions like CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy). In this study, researchers found greater language changes in players as compared to the executives and coaches.

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Don Horton couldn’t stop coaching, even after getting CTE

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In the discussion about concussions in football, players are often portrayed as the innocents being sent into danger by the more malicious coaching staff and league officials running a business. Reality is rarely so black and white. As we’ve seen recently, players can be just as responsible for hiding injuries to stay in the game […]

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Like Father, Like Son: Matt Hasselbeck Pledges His Brain To CTE Research

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Many would say football runs in the blood in the Hasselbeck family. In the 70’s and 80’s, Don Hasselbeck played tight end in the NFL. Since then, two of his three children have followed him into professional football. Matt and Tim Hasselbeck have both spent years as quarterbacks in the NFL before becoming analysts for […]

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“This is Friggin’ Serious”: Former NFL Running Back Charlie Garner Talks CTE

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Charlie Garner is a former NFL running back who rushed for over 7,000 yards and 39 touchdowns across an 11-year career with the Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. At 45-years-old, he is also the latest former professional football player to open up about the effects the sports has had […]

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CTE Research Faces a Difficult Future But Athletes Are Helping By Donating Their Brains

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Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has become a hot-button topic in both the medical and sports communities as the link between the permanent brain disease and repeated head impacts gradually becomes more clear. In recent years, studies have made it increasingly evident that repeated concussions or severe head impacts can lead to the development of CTE. […]

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Another Bull Riding Tragedy

Another Bull Riding Tragedy

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Ty Pozzobon, a four-time champion bull rider, took his life this past January after battling depression and anxiety which are believed to have come from his multiple concussions.

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Mel Farr, Former NFL Star and Businessman, Had Stage 3 CTE

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Two years after his death, another football great has joined the list of former NFL players to show signs of severe chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) when he died. According to a report from ESPN’s “Outside the Lines,” former Detroit Lions running back Mel Farr had Stage 3 CTE at the time of his death in […]

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