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  1. CTE present when Ryan Freel killed self, report says

    Ryan Freel, a former Major League Baseball veteran who committed suicide last year, was suffering from the degenerative brain disease CTE, his family said Sunday, according to The Florida Times-Union.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2013
  2. OTL: Ex-Miami Dolphins star Mark Duper shows signs of CTE

    William Weinbaum and Steve Delsohn

    Former Miami Dolphins All-Pro wide receiver Mark Duper is the ninth living former NFL player to be diagnosed with signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2013
  3. Autopsy: Cullen Finnerty died from pneumonia, had brain disease

    A former college football star who disappeared in the Michigan wilderness during a fishing trip died of pneumonia caused by inhaling his vomit after he became disoriented, possibly because of painkillers combined with having a degenerative brain disease.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2013
  4. Roger Goodell hopes for lighter helmets, sensors in future

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell imagines a day in the not-too-distant future when players could be checked to determine whether their genetic makeup leaves them more likely to develop brain disease.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2013
  5. Junior Seau's family files wrongful death suit vs. NFL

    The family of Junior Seau has sued the NFL, claiming the former linebacker's suicide was the result of brain disease caused by violent hits he sustained while playing football.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2013
  6. Concussion expert stresses age limit on blows to head

    A leading neurosurgeon called for better protection for young athletes from head injuries on Friday, as a research project involving 100 retired NFL players seeks a diagnosis for a brain disease linked to multiple concussions.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2012
  7. Study finds former NFL players unusually prone to dying from dege...

    A study of former NFL players finds they were unusually prone to dying from degenerative brain disease, the latest indication that repeated blows to the head may cause serious trouble later on.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2012
  8. Autopsy: late Atlanta Falcons star Ray Easterling had brain disea...

    Former Atlanta Falcons Safety Ray Easterling had a degenerative brain disease associated with repeated concussions, an autopsy report concludes.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2012
  9. Two more NFL concussion lawsuits filed in Philadelphia

    Two more federal lawsuits have been filed in Philadelphia blaming the NFL for concussion-related dementia and brain disease.

    Story | Conversation | February 03, 2012
  10. Four NFL concussion lawsuits combined in Philadelphia

    At least four lawsuits blaming the NFL for concussion-related dementia and brain disease will be consolidated in Philadelphia, and more could follow.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2012
  11. More retired players bring concussion lawsuit vs. NFL in Pennsylv...

    NFL officials conspired to hide evidence linking concussions to dementia and brain disease, seven retired players charge in the latest lawsuit filed on the subject.

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2012
  12. Report -- New York Rangers' Derek Boogaard had brain ailment

    Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain ailment related to Alzheimer's disease that is caused by repeated blows to the head, the New York Times reported.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2011
  13. New study on brain injuries to test 100 former NFL players

    The researchers studying a degenerative brain disease in former athletes plan to test about 100 retired NFL players to try to learn how to diagnose the condition during life.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2011
  14. Tests show two of four former CFL players suffered from neurologi...

    Testing on the brains of four deceased CFL players shows two of them suffered from a neurological disease.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2011
  15. Dave Duerson had brain damage at time of suicide

    Dave Duerson, a former NFL player who committed suicide in February, had "moderately advanced" brain damage related to blows to the head, according to the researcher who made the diagnosis.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2011
  16. Study: Hockey enforcer Bob Probert had degenerative brain disease...

    Boston University researchers say NHL enforcer Bob Probert had degenerative brain disease when he died last year.

    Story | Conversation | March 03, 2011