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Former NFL Player Who Killed 6 Had Severe CTE

Family says Phillip Adams was 'desperately seeking help from the NFL'

(Newser) - A former NFL player who went on a murderous rampage, killing six people and himself , had stage 2 chronic traumatic encephalopathy, better known as CTE. That's according to Boston University's Dr. Ann McKee, who examined Phillip Adams' brain tissue and found it was in a similar condition as...

'Cryptic Writing' Found in Home of Ex-NFL Player Who Killed 6

It was found in Phillip Adams' journals

(Newser) - Investigators trying to figure out why former NFL player Phillip Adams killed six people, including a prominent doctor and his two grandchildren, say they found strange writing in notebooks at his home. A search warrant released Friday by authorities in South Carolina states that "numerous notebooks were located with...

6th SC Shooting Victim Dies From His Injuries
Another Victim in
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Another Victim in SC Shooting

Robert Shook is the sixth victim of Rock Hill massacre

(Newser) - The sole survivor of last week's mass shooting at the home of a prominent South Carolina doctor is now dead. Robert Shook, with his colleague James Lewis, was shot at the Rock Hill home of ER Dr. Robert Lesslie on Wednesday while on an air-conditioner service job. Per WCNC...

Scientists Will Determine If Phillip Adams Had CTE

Family agrees to allow former NFL player's brain to be tested in wake of SC killings

(Newser) - The question of whether former NFL player Phillip Adams suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy will eventually be answered. The 32-year-old killed five people in Rock Hill, South Carolina, on Wednesday, and York County Coroner Sabrina Gast on Friday said that Adams' family had agreed to allow his brain to be...

Sister of Accused Gunman: 'Something Was Off'

Phillip Adams' sister says there were 'extremely concerning' signs of mental distress

(Newser) - A sister of Phillip Adams, the former NFL cornerback accused of fatally gunning down a prominent doctor and four others in South Carolina on Wednesday before taking his own life, is speaking out, and she says the past couple of years were ones in which Adams' mental health took a...

Slain Doctor in SC Was an Author, Too
SC Massacre: 'None of Us
Can Figure Out Why'
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SC Massacre: 'None of Us Can Figure Out Why'

Dr. Robert Lesslie, 4 others slain; suspect is former NFL player Phillip Adams

(Newser) - A day after a former NFL player allegedly killed a prominent doctor and four others in South Carolina, more questions than answers were in play. "None of us can figure out why," says Trent Faris of the York County Sheriff's Office, per WBTV . Coverage:
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Report: SC Gunman Is Former NFL Player

AP source identifies killer of 5 as Phillip Adams

(Newser) - The gunman who killed five people , including a prominent doctor, in South Carolina was former NFL pro Phillip Adams, who killed himself early Thursday, a source who was briefed on the investigation tells the AP . The source says that Adams' parents live near the doctor's home in Rock Hill,...

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