An autopsy revealed unusually severe brain disease in the frontal lobe of the former NFL player accused of fatally shooting six people in Rock Hill, South Carolina before killing himself in April, authorities announced Tuesday.

Last night’s NFL game got pretty interesting, and dangerous. Myles Garrett took the Steelers quarterback’s helmet off and hit him in the head with it. Some people feel he should be suspended through the end of the season but Russ won’t defend him. Although Garrett may have thought he was being attacked, there was no […]


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge says the 6-year-old daughter of the late NFL player Aaron Hernandez missed a 2014 deadline to opt out of the $1 billion concussion settlement and can’t separately sue the league over his diagnosis of a degenerative brain disease. Yet Hernandez’s death in 2017 came too late for his family […]

Donald Trump made harsh statements attacking NFL players and their protest in taking the knee. He’s turned the protest into a symbol for disrespecting the flag and military. What Trump failed to realize is that in criticizing these players he was also criticizing their protest against brain injuries and the brain disease CTE as well. Sports […]


A lawyer for Aaron Hernandez said the former New England Patriots tight end was diagnosed with a “severe” form of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in an evaluation following his death from an apparent suicide in April. In a news conference at his offices, attorney Jose Baez said testing showed that Hernandez had Stage 3 CTE, with Stage 4 being the […]

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Chronic traumatic encephalopathy was present in nearly all cases, from high school to professional players.


BOSTON (AP) — Former NFL defensive end Bubba Smith was diagnosed with the brain disease CTE by researchers after his death, the Concussion Legacy Foundation said Monday. Smith died in 2011 at 66. He is one of 90 former NFL players diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy since 2008 at a brain bank affiliated with Veteran […]

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NEW YORK (AP) — The forensic pathologist who identified the brain disease CTE afflicting numerous football players and was played by Will Smith in the movie “Concussion” is working on a memoir. Dr. Bennet Omalu has a six-figure deal with Christian publisher Zondervan, according to literary agent Steve Ross of Abrams Artists Agency. Ross told […]

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BOSTON (AP) — In the trailer for the movie “Concussion,” star Will Smith says: “I found a disease that no one has ever seen.” It’s a claim the real-life doctor portrayed by Smith, forensic pathologist Bennet Omalu, has himself made for years, giving a detailed description about how he came to name that disease “chronic […]

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An autopsy performed one year after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his 22-year-old girlfriend and killed himself found signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease found in athletes and others with a history of repetitive brain injuries. Belcher, 25, killed Kasandra Perkins on Dec. 1, […]

On Sunday, every sports show took up time to weigh in on the Jonathan Martin/Richie Incognito scandal that has rocked the NFL and is shining a glaring spotlight on the Miami Dolphins locker room, for now. But you can bet, before long, every NFL locker room in the league will be put on blast because […]

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Pro Football Hall of Famers Tony Dorsett and Joe DeLamielleure, and former NFL All-Pro Leonard Marshall have been diagnosed as having signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative condition many scientists say is caused by head trauma and linked to depression and dementia, doctors have told “Outside the Lines.” The three former stars underwent brain […]