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The Concussion Legacy Foundation sent the following out today:
“Aaron Hernandez’s family announced today that the former NFL tight end was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). A neuropathological examination of Hernandez’s brain was conducted by Dr. Ann McKee, Professor of Pathology and Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine, Director of BU’s CTE Center and Chief of Neuropathology at the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank. Hernandez’s CTE was diagnosed as Stage III (out of IV); Stage IV is the most severe.
“The diagnosis was confirmed by a second VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS) neuropathologist. In addition, Hernandez’s had early brain atrophy, or shrinkage, and large perforations in the septum pellucidum, a central membrane.”
Table of Contents
NIH Dissolves Tumultuous Relationship with the NFL
Washington State Supreme Court Points to Lystedt Law in Swank Ruling
More Questions Remain After CTE Study, Experts Weigh In
South Carolina High School Football Coach Jeffrey Cruce Was Allegedly Terminated for Seeking to Protect Players from Head Trauma
Six Hundred Seconds – It’s Not Enough
Concussion Protocols Often Not Followed During FIFA World Cup
Detecting Long-Term Concussion in Athletes
Recent Article Explores the Role of Ethics in State Youth Concussion Policymaking
At the recent SEC media days, Alabama Head Football Coach Nick Saban told journalists that the concussion issue may be overblown as it relates to football.
“We’re all working very hard on for player safety so that we don’t have issues,” he said in an interview. “But I think it’s a little unfair in some ways to football when there’s other sports that you never talk about that people seem to be totally fine with that actually have just as many or more issues when it comes to concussions and injuries as football does. But we always talk about the issues that we have in football.”
He added that the benefits of playing football still outweigh the negatives.
“It’s a great team game,” he said. “There are a lot of lessons to be learned in any athletic competition, but football — because of the number of participants and number of people who can contribute — is phenomenal. It was really good for me growing up to develop some of the attributes that it takes to be successful, whether it was commitment, hard work, perseverance, ability to overcome adversity, pride in performance. Every person has to weigh the advantages and disadvantages.”