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Aaron Hernandez's Brain Reveals Signs Of CTE, Says Lawyer


Former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez listens to testimony during his murder trial in February 2015.


Former New England Patriots NFL football player Aaron Hernandez listens to testimony during his murder trial in February 2015.


"We're told it was the most severe case they had ever seen of someone of Aaron's age," said Hernandez's attorney, Jose Baez, in a news conference announcing the filing of a lawsuit against the National Football League and the New England Patriots.


A statement issued by the Boston University CTE Center says Dr. Ann McKee, chief of neuropathology at the VA Boston Healthcare System and director of the Center, examined Hernandez's brain and found that "Mr. Hernandez had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), Stage 3 out of 4, (Stage 4 being the most severe).


But a failed drug test and his involvement in a bar fight caused many teams to pass him over until the fourth round of the NFL draft.




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