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Posts Tagged ‘NFL and CTE’

By On November 10th, 2017

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

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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By On August 11th, 2017

Preseason brain injuries show the NFL still hasn’t learned

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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By On March 15th, 2016

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

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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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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