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Large Holes, Sign of CTE, Found in Aaron Hernandez's Brain

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he was in his 30's. heather a boston university researcher says the brain damage suffered by former new england patriots player aaron hernandez was the most severe case she has ever seen for someone his age. doctor ann mckee compared hernandez's brain scans to a typical 27-year-old. she found damage to his frontal lobes which are important for impulse control, judgment and behavior. researchers also found large holes inside his brain... which they say is evidence of the advanced disease. in the study, one hundred ten out of the one hundred eleven brains of former nfl players were found to have c-t-e.

"........dr. ann mckee/boston university cte center: "this acceleration deceleration rotational injury happens despite the helmet it happens inside the skull. it's an intrinsic component of football." heather hernandez played in high school and college before the new england patriots drafted him in 2010. but in 2013 he was convicted of murdering a friend. this spring, he hung




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