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The Morning Huddle: Aaron Hernandez Had CTE; What Does It Mean?

Yesterday, the BU CTE Center announced that doctors found an advanced form of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in the brain of a football player who died at 27.

But Hernandez is the first big name player to represent the fact that CTE is a crisis for modern football at all levels, not just a debilitating problem for pro vets of bygone eras.

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READ MORE (Sports Illustrated)

  • Aaron Hernandez's Brain Reveals Signs Of CTE, Says LawyerMaine Public
  • NFL Notes: Aaron Hernandez had severe CTE; daughter sues NFL, PatriotsComcast SportsNet Philadelphia
  • Aaron Hernandez Found to Have Severe CTENew York Times
  • Aaron Hernandez's family to sue NFL as tests reveal killer suffered 'severe ...The Sun
  • Attorney: Tests show Aaron Hernandez had CTECNN
  • Disgraced ex-Patriots player Aaron Hernandez found to have CTE and early brain ...Los Angeles Times
  • No Comment Yet From Patriots, NFL on Hernandez CTE LawsuitNECN
  • Tests reveal Aaron Hernandez had 'severe' CTEBoston Herald
  • Thursday's Sports in BriefColumbus Ledger-Enquirer

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