Researchers at Boston University determined that former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandezhad stage 3 chronic traumatic encephalopathy , or CTE, and according to Hernandez’s lawyer, it was the most advanced case they had seen in a player as young as Hernandez.
There is severe deposition of tau protein in the frontal lobes of the brain (top row).
The bottom row shows microscopic deposition of tau protein in nerve cells around small blood vessels, a unique feature of CTE.”
According to the Associated Press, the lawsuit claims that the Patriots and the NFL deprived Avielle Hernandez of her father’s companionship.
A fourth-round draft pick in 2010, Hernandez was a dynamic offensive weapon for the Patriots when he was healthy, but trouble had long followed him, and it seemed to intensify over the final few years of his life.
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