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Aaron Hernandez had severe form of CTE never seen in someone his age

Aaron Hernandez had severe form of CTE never seen in someone his age

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When researchers announced they had founds of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, they noted that he showed signs of severe damage to his brain. However, even they underestimated just how severe the situation was. Speaking at a medical conference Thursday, researchers at Boston University revealed that Hernandez […]

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Preseason brain injuries show the NFL still hasn’t learned

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The 2017 NFL season hasn’t even officially kicked off, but players are already suffering concussions in preseason training and games. The early brain injuries may foreshadow a tough season for the NFL and it’s handling of brain injuries. The league has been under intense scrutiny of its handling of concussions since the release of a […]

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NFL players react to CTE findings with some concern and a lot of apathy

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While the world of football is still reeling from a new report finding evidence of CTE in the brains of all but one of 111 deceased former NFL players, the league is gearing up for its latest season. Teams across the country are starting their pre-season training camps, but some of the athletes are having […]

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The Cracks In Football’s Concussion Defenses Are Starting To Show

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Just a few years ago, it looked like the NFL was on the ropes. Public concern about concussions was reaching a fever pitch, huge lawsuits about the league’s handling of concussions were being litigated, and a Hollywood blockbuster was being made dramatizing the efforts to cover up the scandal. My how things change. Thanks to […]

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Senior NFL Official Acknowledges Link Between Football And CTE For The First Time

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After years of controversy, litigation, and horrific deaths, a senior official from the NFL has finally acknowledged the connection between football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) for the first time. The NFL’s senior vice president of health and safety, Jeff Miller, admitted that a link exists between the two during a roundtable discussion on the […]

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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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