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Aaron Hernandez's CTE Was
Most Severe Ever Found at 27
Nov 9, 2017 3:11 PM CST
Aaron Hernandez's CTE Was Most Severe Ever Found at 27
Expert discusses findings from NFL player's brain
- Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez suffered severe damage to parts of the brain that play an important role in memory, impulse control, and behavior, a researcher who studied his brain said Thursday. Dr. Ann McKee, director of the CTE Center at Boston University, said she could not "...
9 Players Take Head Blows,
High School Forfeits Game
Oct 16, 2017 10:45 AM CDT
9 Players Take Head Blows, High School Forfeits Game
4 players showed signs of concussion; opposing coach says they were 'outmatched'
- A high school team in Canada forfeited a game Friday after nine players suffered head injuries, CBC News reports. The coach of the Ecole L'Odyssee Olympiens says he had no choice after four members of the team in New Brunswick showed symptoms of concussion, including vomiting. "We had...
CTE 'Breakthrough' Could Help
Diagnosis—in Living Patients
Sep 27, 2017 6:03 AM CDT
CTE 'Breakthrough' Could Help Diagnosis—in Living Patients
Discovery of a protein in those afflicted could lead to a treatment for the brain disease
- There is finally a "ray of hope" that one day CTE , the mysterious brain disease ravaging the NFL, may be treated. Boston University researchers have found a biomarker for chronic traumatic encephalopathy that can be detected while a patient is still alive, reports the
. Previously, CTE could...
NFL Is in for a Firestorm Over
Hernandez's Severe CTE
Sep 22, 2017 1:37 PM CDT
NFL Is in for a Firestorm Over Hernandez's Severe CTE
It can no longer ignore football's link: columnist
- More than 100 former NFL players have been found to have had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease associated with repeated knocks to the head. One might think, then, that Aaron Hernandez's case of CTE is just another one. Not so. Hernandez's diagnosis "will shake the...
Sep 21, 2017 4:39 PM CDT
Aaron Hernandez Had CTE
Brain exam finds he had stage 3 chronic traumatic encephalopathy
- Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez was suffering from "severe" CTE when he killed himself, according to a postmortem brain exam conducted at Boston University,
reports. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which is caused by repeated blows to the head and frequently affects football players and other athletes, can only...
ESPN Analyst Dumps Football
Over 'Carnage' on the Field
Aug 31, 2017 8:00 AM CDT
ESPN Analyst Dumps Football Over 'Carnage' on the Field
Ed Cunningham walks away from long career, saying the game is 'unacceptable'
- An ESPN and ABC sports analyst is ditching his job because he finds the sport he's analyzing to be "unacceptable." That sport is college football, Ed Cunningham tells the
New York Times
, and he's leaving a two-decade career of offering his commentary on it because of...
Former QB Boomer Esiason: All
NFL Players Likely Have CTE
Aug 7, 2017 5:37 PM CDT
Former QB Boomer Esiason: All NFL Players Likely Have CTE
NFL star opened up about brain injury on his radio show
- Former quarterback Boomer Esiason says he “most likely” has CTE, the degenerative brain disease that a recent study found in the brains of nearly all the deceased football players it examined. And he thinks he’s not the only one who’s been affected by years of concussions on...
111 Dead NFL Players' Brains
Were Studied; 110 Had CTE
Jul 25, 2017 4:22 PM CDT
111 Dead NFL Players' Brains Were Studied; 110 Had CTE
But report based on a sample of players who might not represent all players
- Research on 202 former football players found evidence of brain disease in nearly all of them, from athletes in the NFL, college, and even high school. It's the largest update on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE , a brain disease linked with repeated head blows. CTE was diagnosed in 177...
Language May Be Early Clue
About Athletes' Problems
May 30, 2017 2:13 PM CDT
Language May Be Early Clue About Athletes' Problems
Researchers put NFL players through linguistic tests
- With head injuries a growing concern within football and other contact sports, researchers believe they may have found a way to test for CTE
a patient is dead, the
New York Times
reports. Researchers put 10,000 interviews given by NFL players, coaches, and executives over eight years through...
The Real Cause of
Apr 26, 2017 3:29 PM CDT
The Real Cause of Hemingway's Decline? Concussions: Psychiatrist
Psychiatrist argues the great writer was suffering from CTE
- In 1936, Ernest Hemingway told a friend he'd never kill himself, the
reports. The great author was dead by his own hand 25 years later. According to
, Hemingway scholars have long blamed the writer's decade-long decline and eventual suicide on some combination of alcoholism and...
Attorney, Authorities Battle
Over Aaron Hernandez's Brain
Apr 20, 2017 7:19 PM CDT
Attorney, Authorities Battle Over Aaron Hernandez's Brain
His brain has been given to his family, who will donate it to CTE research
- Aaron Hernandez's brain is being turned over to his family after his lawyer accused authorities in Massachusetts of "illegally" keeping it from them, NBC News reports. According to Reuters , the former NFL player's family plans to donate his brain to the CTE center at Boston University, where...
The Dead Man Had CTE, but
Not the History You'd Expect
Mar 3, 2017 10:32 AM CST
The Dead Man Had CTE, but Not the History You'd Expect
No history or brain injury, contact sports
- Think CTE only affects people who've suffered brain injuries? So did scientists—until one man turned their research upside down. For the first time, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disorder previously found only in people who suffered head injuries, has been found in a patient with no such history,...
Brains of Kids
as Young as 8
Altered After One
Oct 25, 2016 11:50 AM CDT
Brains of Kids as Young as 8 Altered After One Football Season
Players don't even need a full-blown concussion to suffer adverse effects: study
- Grade-school football players may not ever experience a concussion, but just one season of "sub-concussive head impacts"—blows to the head that aren't quite severe enough to cause a full-blown concussion—could be enough to alter young athletes' brains, ABC News reports. Per a study in the...
Pro Wrestlers Sue
Over Brain Injuries, Too
Jul 19, 2016 5:03 AM CDT
Pro Wrestlers Sue Over Brain Injuries, Too
Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka is among those going after the WWE
- Add pro wrestlers to those suing their former employer over brain injuries suffered on the job. More than 50 retired wrestlers—including Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka—filed suit against World Wrestling Entertainment on Monday, reports Reuters . Other big plaintiff names from wrestling's early days are Joseph Laurinaitis, 55, known...
BMX Star Dave Mirra Had CTE
May 24, 2016 3:33 PM CDT
BMX Star Dave Mirra Had CTE
Mirra killed himself in February after a concussion-filled sports career
- Dave Mirra, the legendary BMX star who killed himself in February, had chronic traumatic encephalopathy—a disease more commonly seen in football players and boxers, ESPN reports. He's believed to be the first action sports athlete to be diagnosed with it. "The key is brain injury," says...
Giant,' Had CTE
When He Died
May 24, 2016 2:08 PM CDT
Bubba Smith, NFL's 'Gentle Giant,' Had CTE When He Died
Player-turned-actor was one stage away from full-blown dementia: researchers
- Before he played Moses Hightower in the
franchise, Charles "Bubba" Smith took some hard hits on the football field as a Pro Bowl player and defensive end for the Baltimore Colts, among other teams. And those hits during his 10 seasons in the league were apparently enough...
Mar 15, 2016 5:13 AM CDT
NFL Official Makes Surprise Admission About CTE
It marks the first time the league has linked the game to the disease
- It was a simple question: Is there a link between playing football and CTE? And a simple response: "The answer to that question is certainly yes." But as Steve Fainaru of ESPN reports, it marks the first time a top NFL official has acknowledged a link between the...
Will Donate Her Brain
for Concussion Study
Mar 3, 2016 2:43 PM CST
Brandi Chastain Will Donate Her Brain for Concussion Study
Not many brains donated to CTE research are from women
- Brandi Chastain, whose penalty kick gave the United States the 1999 Women's World Cup title, has pledged her brain for concussion research. The 47-year-old Chastain announced her donation to the Massachusetts-based Concussion Legacy Foundation on Thursday. Upon her death, her brain will go to the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank, a...
Feb 3, 2016 8:47 AM CST
Another Legendary NFL Player Had CTE
This time it's ex-Oakland Raider and NFL MVP Ken Stabler
- "I'm tired" were the last words an ex-NFL quarterback who died in July spoke to his family, and recent findings may now explain why his final years were such a struggle. Ken Stabler, an NFL MVP who made his name with the rambunctious Oakland Raiders in the '...
NFLers Worry About
'100% Injury Rate,'
Teams Using Them
Jan 31, 2016 1:00 PM CST
NFLers Worry About '100% Injury Rate,' Teams Using Them
AP: Many think their organizations don't give best care, have interests at heart
- As the NFL victims of brain damage get more prominent and younger and younger , the AP sent reporters into all 32 locker rooms in the league to take the temperature of 100 current players themselves. What those reporters encountered: An acute awareness of the risk of injury—though some players...
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