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Did CTE drive Aaron Hernandez to murder?

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From the start of his 2013 trial for murder to his death by suicide earlier this year, one question has loomed silently in the background of Aaron Hernandez’s troubled life: were brain injuries to blame for his increasingly violent and erratic behavior? His early life was relatively calm. While Hernandez was a widely-liked and respected […]

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Concussion worries aren’t changing fans minds on the NFL according to new survey

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America officially agrees that brain injuries are a big problem for football, but don’t expect to see any big changes anytime soon. A recent survey shows that while the majority of fans say they’re concerned about brain injuries in the NFL, but few are tuning out. Of the 1,000 Americans questioned in the survey by […]

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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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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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NFL Hero Bo Jackson Says ‘I Would Have Never Played Football’

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Bo Jackson earned the title of world’s greatest living athlete by becoming the only person to ever be an All-Star in baseball and a Pro Bowl player in football, but his opinion on the notoriously dangerous sport of football might surprise some. According to a recent interview, Jackson says that had he known then what […]

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Prominent Figure In NFL’s Concussion Lawsuit Diagnosed With CTE in Autopsy

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Kevin Turner was perhaps best known for the years he spent in the NFL playing as a running back. However, Turner – who died in March – was also one of the leading figures in the lawsuit filed against the league for not taking steps to protect players or make them aware of the risks […]

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NFL Hall of Famer Says Talking About Brain Injury “Doesn’t Make Me Less Of A Man”

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Hall of Fame running back from the Buffalo Bills Thurman Thomas has largely stayed quiet since his retirement from the NFL. However, the well-known former football player recently broke his silence to go on record about the impact of brain injuries in football and NFL. Speaking at a concussion summit in Niagra Falls, Ontario, Thomas […]

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Former NFL Player Adrian Robinson Jr. Diagnosed With CTE After Suicide

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A recent autopsy of a former NFL lineman from Pennsylvania who killed himself at the age of 25 shows the athlete had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative brain disease related to repeated brain injuries. Adrian Robinson Jr.’s diagnosis of CTE was confirmed by Chris Nowinski of the Boston University-affiliated Concussion Legacy Foundation, according to ABC […]

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Neuropathologist Played By Will Smith In Upcoming Film Talks “Concussion”

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Few movie trailers have sparked as much discussion this year as the preview for the upcoming film Concussion starring Will Smith. In the film, Smith will portray Dr. Bennet Omalu, a neuropathologist who first discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy in the brains of deceased professional football players and the NFL’s attempts to stifle his findings. Dr. […]

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