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Posts Tagged ‘CTE in the NFL’

By On October 19th, 2015

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

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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By On September 21st, 2015

87 of 91 Former NFL Players Test Positive For CTE

Out of 91 deceased former NFL players, 87 have been found to have a neurodegenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic brain injury (CTE), according to new data from the nation’s largest brain bank devoted to the study of traumatic brain injury. CTE has been at the heart of the controversy surrounding how the National…

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