Tuesday, October 24, 2017

chronic traumatic encephalopathy

In this April 1, 2015 file photo, former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez is led into the courtroom at Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., for his murder trial in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd.

BY JIMMY GOLEN BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, researchers said on Thursday. His lawyer announced a lawsuit against the NFL and the team, ...
In this May 23, 2017, file photo, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell speaks to the media after an NFL owners meeting in Chicago. A year after the NFL launched the "Play Smart

BY BARRY WILNER NEW YORK (AP) — A year after the NFL pledged $100 million in support of independent medical research and engineering advancements, a huge chunk of that soon will be awarded to such research, primarily dedicated to neuroscience. ...
Carolina Panthers Thomas Davis answers a question during a news conference at NFL football training camp at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

BY STEVE REED SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis called the latest medical report on brain injuries involving former football players “alarming,” and said it’s something NFL players are talking about. But the 12-year NFL veteran quickly added ...
In this Dec. 24, 2016, file photo, Cleveland Browns tackle Joe Thomas looks on before an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers in Cleveland.

BY TOM WITHERS BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas isn’t overreacting despite some recent spells with memory loss. Earlier this summer, Thomas revealed he has experienced some moments of forgetfulness, but he’s not convinced they are ...
In this 1974 file photo, Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler looks to pass.

BY LINDSEY TANNER CHICAGO (AP) — Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes in the National Football League, college and even high school. ...
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BY BARRY WILNER The first two claims in the NFL’s billion-dollar concussion settlement were announced Thursday, a total of $9 million in benefits. The U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania overseeing the process was notified Thursday through ...
At left, in a Sept. 19, 2016, file photo, Matt Hasselbeck talks during ESPN's Monday Night Countdown before an NFL football game between the Chicago Bears and the Philadelphia Eagles in Chicago. (AP Photo/File))

BOSTON (AP) — Two more retired football stars have pledged their brains to research. Two-time Super Bowl champion Leonard Marshall and three-time Pro Bowl selection Matt Hasselbeck say they will donate their brains to the Concussion Legacy Foundation for research ...
In this Sept. 1968, file photo, Chicago Bears' halfback Gale Sayers runs with the ball. (AP Photo/File)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Relatives of Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers say the Chicago Bears legend has been diagnosed with dementia. His wife, Ardythe Sayers, tells The Kansas City Star that her 73-year-old husband was diagnosed four ...
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BY MARYCLAIRE DALE PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday urged NFL retirees to register for a concussion settlement that could cost the league $1 billion over 65 years. About 22,000 retirees are encouraged to get baseline neurological testing. ...
In this Nov. 7, 2012, file photo, former Colorado running back and Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam watches from the sidelines during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game between Colorado and Washinnton, in Boulder, Colorado. The Boulder County Coron (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

BY SADIE GURMAN DENVER (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam killed himself after struggling with depression, an autopsy report confirmed Thursday, but investigators will never know whether the one-time running back suffered chronic head trauma from playing football because ...
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