Tag: CTE

Ex-Patriots Player Aaron Hernandez Had Advanced CTE

A new layer of complexity was just added to the tragic case of fallen-from-grace athlete Aaron Hernandez, who was found guilty of murder in 2015 and committed suicide in his prison cell last April. It was revealed on Thursday that the former New England Patriots tight-end suffered from a severe…

Study: CTE Found in 99% of Brains from Deceased NFL Players

The NFL has been hit with significant scientific evidence confirming an NFL player’s chance of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy, also known as CTE a degenerative disease caused by repeated blows to the head. According to astudypublished Tuesday in The Journal of the American Medical Association, 202 brains from deceased football…