Brain Disease Found In 96 Percent Of Dead NFL Players Tested
A newly released study finds 87 of 91 dead NFL players have a brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy.By Eugene Daniels | September 18, 2015
PBS reports the center studied the brains of former NFL players and found 87 of the 91 tested had chronic traumatic encephalopathy — also known as CTE. Doctors have linked the disease to constant hits to the head or concussions in recent years. (Video via ESPN)
"When you went to high school and I went to high school, people talked about concussions as getting your bell rung or something like that. It was almost trivialized a little bit and now we think of these things as traumatic brain injuries," CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta said.